What's To Come

Discussions about trends and things in the future by Andy Huckaba

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Entries from February 2008

Citing: "Broadband Legislation Could Boost Economy by $134 Billion Annually"

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Last Mile Online had an article today worth considering and to an extent, consistent with my earlier posts on Broadband Policy in the U.S. From my archives: Call for a National Broadband Policy See this article: Broadband Legislation Could Boost Economy by $134 Billion Annually

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New Social Networking Site

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I don’t typically use this forum to promote things, but a client of mine has recently launched a very promising and well designed social networking site for people of the Catholic faith. Go to http://www.mycatholicvoice.com to participate. It already features thousands of professionally created audio, video and literature entries. Since launch, they are now picking […]

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Stats on Social Networks

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Statistics on Social Network traffic from TechCrunch The Global Race Among Social Networks Heats Up. Keep an Eye on Hi5, Friendster, and Imeem It’s becoming a way of life!

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The Next Generation of Computer Interfaces

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

In the news over the last week have been a couple of articles talking about next generation user interfaces with computers. First was a Bill Gates prediction: Gates sees diminished role for keyboards where in an address at Carnagie Mellon, he stated “People will increasingly interact with computers using speech or touch screens rather than […]

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SMS Messaging a Winner for Presidential Campaigns

February 18th, 2008 · No Comments

In an article on MarketingCharts.com titled Mobile Advertising Changes Voters’ Attitudes and Behaviors, some astounding results are cited from recent Presidential campaigns on the use of SMS ads to promote their candidate. The overall impact was considerable, with 28% altering their voting intentions If you were to get a text message on your phone for […]

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More Presidential Candidate Tech Assessments

February 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Since my last post assessing the stances of different candidates regarding broadband, several other bloggers have made assessments. One I thought was quite clever was from GIZMODO the first on Democratic Candidates and the second for the Republican Candidates I especially liked the “If [candidate] were a gadget, she’d be” sections. -Andy

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