Sunday, January 28, 2007

Going to Networkers in Cannes

I will be spending a few days in Cannes at a Cisco event, Networkers, where I will be blogging for my Latvian-language blog on and will try to do some posts here as well. I will also be researching a magazine piece on the idea that we are entering the post-telecoms era. What I mean is that the time when telecoms was just talking on the phone or sending a fax or even leasing a data line, is gone. What we have now (in some places) and what we will have in much of the developed world in a few short years is a kind of powerful information resource "field" that one can tap into anywhere, anytime, with a variety of devices, some of which can summon powerful information processing resources (for business and research) or a wide variety of entertainment and other content. Underneath is what we used to call the telecoms network, but it has entirely new demands placed on it and has implemented new capabilities. This may be obvious to people in the business, but it is something that make for a nice "futuristic" piece for the magazine Kapitāls (Capital). If any readers will be in Cannes, feel free to leave a comment here or e-mail me at

No comments: