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____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 11 November 2008 15:42 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> ____/ Phil Da Lick! on Thursday 06 November 2008 12:45 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> White spaces vote gets FCC approval
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>>>> | The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to
>>>> | release unused broadcast TV spectrum for unlicensed use, giving
>>>> | technology leaders Google, Microsoft and others a victory in their bid
>>>> | to create a next-generation version of Wi-Fi.
>>> Unwise. How long until devices using this range start interfering with
>>> each other?
>> What about smart radios? Covered in:
>> Dan Gillmor, creator of the phrase, "Distributed Journalism" 16 (2005)
>> Dan Gillmor, creator of the phrase, "Distributed Journalism" 17 (2005)
> Oh, I know how to build such things, but that's not the issue - the
> issue is migration. For example, if there are, say, 1 million
> hospital systems susceptible to EM radiation, and they cost, say, £1,000
> each to replace on average, who pays?
> Similarly, let's say that there are 80 million radios (broadcast
> receivers) in the UK which are susceptible, again, who pays?
> What about ADSL receivers for broadband - there are about 10 million
> of these out there - who pays to replace them with "smart" ones, and so
> My issue is about the existing plant, not about what could be done if
> there weren't any.
As Gillmore says, this may take /many/ years, but let's make it gradual. That's
like saying, why make CDs when we already have cassette tapes and CDs can make
old stereos obsolete (like portable music players do)?
There's a serious issue here which is risk. Still, should this impede progress?
~~ Best of wishes
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