December 27, 1999 |
Telecommunications has always been about wires. But now it seems the industry's future may well ride on airwaves instead. The shift so far has been a slow one, limited largely by the cost and capability of U.S. wireless systems. In the coming years, however, cutting the cord will likely become easier and cheaper, and the service offerings will approach the reliability and functionality of wired phones and computers. Obviously, expectations are high.
August 5, 2006 |
Crazy? Or cellphone? It's the latest sidewalk game in the urban canyon: On K Street, a guy in a tie screams at the air, "Who do you think you are?" In Dupont Circle, a woman downing dainty bites of a muffin ponders, seemingly to no one, "Ummm, no." Then, more confidently, "No." Outside the Capitol, a dapper young man circles a patch of sidewalk, stabs his pen at a notebook and jabbers whispered words to the ground. Crazy? Or cellphone?