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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in October 2005
Kurzweil: World-Wide Mesh In World-Wide Web's Future
Commentary  |  10/19/2005  | 
If CIOs think they have a challenging job today, look what's on the horizon. In the fourth of a five-part interview, the IT innovator and futurist Ray Kurzweil sees the Internet rapidly evolving to a world-wide mesh, tied together by an unimaginable number of devices, including ones embedded in the environment, on our clothing, and inside our bodies. Devices now spokes on the network, such as cell phones and wireless PDAs, wil
Debating Municipal Wi-Fi
Commentary  |  10/6/2005  | 
In the classic war between the pro-government Left and the pro-free-market Right, I'm a member of both camps. Governments are good at providing some services, such as national defense, police, and enforcing building and health codes. On the other hand, free-market capitalism has been a driver of most of the material benefits we enjoy today. Free-market capitalism has provided us with everything from healthcare to indoor plumbing. It also brought us movies starring Rob Schneider. Nobody said th

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