What’s Wrong With This Picture?

This is a map of the United States (it cost us $200 million) that depicts terrestrial mobile wireless coverage. As presented, the coverage appears seamless. I’m here to tell you that is not the case. Last summer, we drove from Seattle to Minneapolis, in a meandering way. There were plenty of times that I had […]


Just Call Me Curmudgeon: Pswd Security

I don’t know about you, but for accounts that I access online that contain personally identifiable information like my phone number and address, I use a password that is more than eight upper and lower case letters, contains at least one number, and has at least one special character. I just had to reset the […]

Convergence Economics

Mobile Data Growing

For the third quarter, Verizon reported a 42.5% increase in revenues from mobile data service. Wowza! The media company (it’s hard to think of them as a “phone” company) reported a 31% increase in third-quarter net income, not quite the same league as oil companies, but close. Verizon customers sent or received more than 80 […]