snowdeal logo

archives archives

ex machina

call me cynical, but i'm going to have to side with this astute analysis of the intel, at&t and ibm backed company, called cometnetworks :

"It seems the owners are trying hard from the beginning to make the operation of this company as expensive as possible. IBM will benefit if every installation takes two hours instead of one. AT&T will benefit if there is a per-megabyte charge on traffic, and unstable equipment with a huge need for network management. It's not like a small operator that hangs a zero-maintenance commodity access point off of an affordable residential DSL line, but more like a replay of MobileStar/Starbucks. The burn rate is there, as if this was 1999, but how much have they got to burn?

Is this perhaps a sign that AT&T and IBM really don't have anything better to do? It seems like a stupid project, but perhaps it was the least bad they could come up with? During the time Cometa burns its venture capital, both AT&T and IBM Global Services can show an increased demand for their services, perhaps at a very high prices, which isn't too bad these days. Only the VC firms lose."
bookmark: ::digg it ::furl ::reddit ::yahoo ::
12/05/2002 09:48:00 PM 0 comments


Post a Comment

[ rhetoric ]

"it is hard to be brave," said piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "it is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us."

the complete tales & poems of winnie the pooh

[ about ]

this site chronicles the continuing adventures of my son, odin, who was unexpectedly born on the fourth of july at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound 7 ounces.

he's quite a fighter and you can always send him a postcard to the most current address listed here if you're inspired by his adventures. see the postcard project/google maps mashup to see a map of the postcards.

if you're new, you can browse the archives to catch up. and don't forget to watch a few movies that i made while we were in the neonatal intensive care unit. or if you want the abridged version and you can find a copy, you can read about his adventures in the november 2005 issue of parents magazine.

[ search ]

[ outbound ]

daddytypes / blogging baby /

rebeldad / thingamababy / The Continuing Adventures of Super-Preemie / dooce /

[ schwag ]

look snazzy and support the site at the same time by buying some snowdeal schwag!

[ et cetera ]

valid xhtml 1.0?

This site designed by
Eric C. Snowdeal III .
© 2000-2005