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December 15th, 2003
December 15th, 2003
December 15th, 2003
December 15th, 2003
December 15th, 2003

[User Picture]04:09 am - What I would consider the 'ultimate' digital device
And one that could actually be feasably made today from components by an end-user.

Take a 'buffet style' data-only plan with a cell-phone provider with decent, but minimal, bandwidth. These usually include a PCMCIA card for laptops.

Plug said card into a PDA-ish device, likely a WinCE device, preferably one with a mic and speaker built in, that's of a decent size.

Subscribe to a 'broadband VoIP' service that's software-only and able to tolerate high latency from the cell-phone data service of 500-600ms. These aren't hard to find, but it does take a little looking.

You now have a fully portable internet connection with free long distance over a significant portion of the united states (if not the world, depending on your VoIP service you picked) that fits in your pocket.

The service would cost around $900/year, so it would be a 'razor blades/MMORPG' arrangement where it costs more to have the service than to buy the device, but we've officially reached the point where such a thing is possible.

Welcome to TL8. Shouldn't be much longer until someone discovers Jump Drives. =^.^=5 commentsLeave a comment

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