Oh Not so Always On


New York Times is reporting that due to the black out when wireless phones failed, most people turned to landlines and evey pay phones. It makes me wonder, if all the progress in communications technology has really been worth it. After all if our cell phones do not work in a state of black out, (an often occurance in power starved emerging nations) the concept of always-on takes a whole new meaning. Always On means Always-on if Power is On perhaps!

On another note, I was wondering, perhaps too loudly – who did the Vonage customers fare yesterday? I was trying to get in touch with some friends who live in Black Apple, and could not get through. I am assuming that their cable and DSL modems were off line and as a result their voice service. Maybe getting rid of Verizon was not such a good idea after all?

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