Will You Have A Choice?

28 March 2004

You’d be hard-pressed to buy a sliderule today. Collectors might sell one, but it’s unlikely you’d find one manufactured in the last ten years.

You’d be hard-pressed to buy a DOS-based 8088 PC today; except from a collector.

Any phone system you’d buy today would be digital – not analog. The fact is that the major manufacturers would sell you a phone system that is VoIP-ready, whether you were buying it for VoIP or not.

Cass McNutt points to an entry about the economics of VoIP. When it can be hacked together so simply, the reality of its future is evident.

Indeed, the legacy carriers of voice communications cannot possibly defend their existing (copper) turf and defend against such incredibly inexpensive IP communication.

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