Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

IP's a small, small world

Friday, March 14th, 2008

WDW Small World ride throughNo, not Intellectual Property, rather Internet Protocol.

Preparing for my trip to Managua last week, I wondered what cell phone, Internet access and TV would be like at the hotel in Managua. Even more I wondered about the rural Nicaraguan areas, where I soon learned that sometimes the creek beds look better for driving than the roads.

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T.120 – one barrier broken down

Friday, February 29th, 2008

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana

Part of why video conferencing got sidetracked in the 1990s were the wasted, ultimately counter-productive, efforts associated with ITU-T Recommendation¬†T.120, “Data protocols for multimedia conferencing”, an ambitious family of specifications, once seemingly essential to the industry, and now disdained.

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