Monday, July 28, 2008
Phones without homes
I love Slate Magazine! In a snarky and clever way, they examine a topic thoroughly without beating it to death. Thake for example Daniel Gross' recent article on the decline of landlines and the reason for their decline and possible demise; you'd think this subject had been covered ad nauseum by the media but no! Mr. Gross makes sense of the massive FCC report and discovers that its not just the proliferation of wireless, it's also the economy. It turns out that folks needing to make hard economic choices will forgo a landline in favor of nixing actual necessities. No kidding, this is a good read.
What's really killing the land-line telephone business. - By Daniel Gross - Slate Magazine