[PLUG-TALK] The Latest on the Hemorrhoid Phones

Nathan W nathan at nathanewilliams.com
Sun Mar 20 15:39:47 PDT 2011

On Sun, 20 Mar 2011 13:18:26 -0700 (PDT) Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com>

> John will love this:
> "AT&T Inc said Sunday it would buy Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA, in a
> $39 billion cash-and-stock transaction that would create a new industry
> behemoth by combining two of the four largest US wireless carriers."
>    So much for choices, eh?
> Rich

with regards to this and the ability of governments to shut down the internet at
will, as shown recently in egypt and elsewhere, i am starting to be *really*
intrigued by the idea of mesh networking carried on mobile. 

with end-point encryption and enough device saturation, you've got a hive-style
network that's next to impossible to take down, and raises interesting
possibilities for voip telephony sans carrier.

i'm sure there's currently a lot of technical obstacles to something like this,
but it's fun to dream about.



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