1.06.2008

WiMAX and Your Future Wi.S.P.

I heard a story on N.P.R. today about WiMAX. Apparently Intel and Sprint have been pushing it for a couple years now, but it's starting to get some more attention. The correspondent was reporting from C.E.S. and talking about its potential. Basically, WiMAX is a wireless broadband technology that allows a Wi.S.P. to blanket an entire area with broadband internet access. The N.P.R. correspondent took a ride in a car equipped with WiMAX. Obviously there was mapping capability. (I don't understand the fascination with gps mapping in vehicles. Do we really have no idea where we're going? Maybe I just haven't tried the right system.) I was more interested in the streaming media possibilities. The radio was hooked into a Rhapsody subscription, putting virtually limitless music at the driver's fingertips.

The more important thing that I learned about myself personally is that I LOVE TECHNOLOGY! I could feel my pulse rising listening to the story. Imagining myself with a WiMAX equipped car, phone and laptop was enough to make my foot heavy on the gas pedal. I hope with all this schooling I am able to get a job in the technology industry somewhere. I'm getting excited already.

4 comments:

David said...

Wow! I'm sure it's 10 years out from being in Sandpoint but I'm excited. Question do you always know where you are going? Would you like it to always look like you know where you are going? With that kind of bandwidth I can imagine some pretty amazing mapping visualizations streamed right to my car.

Ryan Townsend said...
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Ryan Townsend said...

too bad you didn't have WiMAX when I used to only be able to call you at work. then I could have emailed you.

haha. now i have to go to college also. see you at practice, band mate...

john keeling said...

funny thing... I know some people in the PR side of the technology industry. You seriously need to meet my sister-in-law.