MARTY’S BLOG

Common Sense at the FCC – August 18, 2014

Common Sense at the FCC – August 18, 2014

I was fortunate enough to hear an amazing speech by FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel at the Wi-Fi Forward meeting only a few months ago. It was unusual for a commissioner to so concisely explain, in common sense terms, how the wide variety of wireless...

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Revolution in Education – January 14, 2014

Revolution in Education – January 14, 2014

I first met Richard Miller, David Kerns, and Sherra Kerns, when they received the Gordon prize of the National Academy of Engineering in 2013. They are the founding team of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, a private undergraduate engineering college...

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Wireless Internet Only for the Elite? – June 20, 2013

Wireless Internet Only for the Elite? – June 20, 2013

The most important benefit of wireless communication is improving productivity; increasing the wealth that makes people live better and function better. This has been proven repeatedly since the Handy Talkie in World War II enabled soldiers on the battlefield to work as teams. We have reached the point where many businesses cannot function profitably without some form of wireless communications.

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It’s Time for Cell Phones to Get Really Smart – May 31, 2013

It’s Time for Cell Phones to Get Really Smart – May 31, 2013

The competition in smart phones has become frenetic. Samsung has gesture control, but it doesn’t work very well. The IPhone has Siri, but that feature has turned out to be just a toy. Now HTC has a new phone that is “gorgeous.” Still struggling to stay in the game, Motorola RAZR Max has the longest battery life. The science behind all of these phones is magnificent, but do they represent good technology? I don’t think so!

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