Within five years or so, the familiar land-line “telco” and even the mobile operator will disappear, in his view. Instead, broadband service providers will replace them, selling packages, bundles or channels of communications, information and entertainment.

Olivier Baujard, chief technology officer of AlcatelLucent, the telecommunications equipment giant says so. [via].

He’s not exacltly making bold futuristic claims is he. I think we all expect the telco landscape to look somewhat different to it us today. I don’t think we’ll see the likes of BT or AT&T vanish from the coporate world, but I do seem them morphing into new companies with a content and supply business. If I knew hoe to do votes, I’d set one up to see which telco’s we expect to see thrive and which will die.

Anyway..Happy Holidays to my readers..and talk in the new year!

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WarGames 2

WarGames the 1983 film is about to get a sequel, “WarGames 2: The Dead Code”. WarGames was the first film that had computers and modems and stuff in it. I just had my Comodore 64 for christmas that year and was busy writing artificial inteligence (well sort of) programs for it.

How did I get to WarGames, well Richard Cadenhead is getting sued by MGM as he owns the domain MGM obviously want it, but it sounds like Richard has a legitimate use for it. One to watch. [via]

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So the iPhone is out…

..just not that iPhone. [via]

I’m after a new desk phone my current Panasonic one is breaking up. The speakphone stopped a while back, now the ear piece is broken too and I don’t want to hold a phone to my ear for 5 hours every day.

I’d like to get another DECT with speaker phone, but would be keen to try a combined Skype one too.

Anybody recomment a good one?

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