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Subject: [IP] more on [I agree djf] an accurate description of this behavior is unprintable in polite company

  • From: David Farber <dave@farber.net>
  • To: ip@v2.listbox.com
  • Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 19:38:28 -0500



Begin forwarded message:

From: Bob Frankston <Bob2-19-0501@bobf.frankston.com>
Date: January 8, 2006 6:32:07 PM EST
To: dave@farber.net, ip@v2.listbox.com
Cc: &quot;'Mike O'Dell'&quot; <mo@ccr.org>
Subject: RE: [IP] [I agree djf] an accurate description of this behavior is unprintable in polite company


Microsoft also took out the Bluetooth dialup networking protocol on the
Samsung i730 and prevented playing streaming media in the browser.
Streaming worked fine on the older i700 and DUN is available on the older
Audivox EVDO phones (now being phased out!). I'm waiting for Opera for the
PPC but maybe Verizon is refusing to allow that -- speaking to the Opera
people at CES they mumbled something about needing Verizon approval.


Once again, welcome to the Sicilian economy.

It's bad enough that these companies only exist thanks to the protection of
the FCC, as part of the deal they must prevent users from creating value
that does not produce billable events. I describe it as making sacrifices
to the God ARPU (Average Return per User). It wouldn't be so bad if it
didn't do so much economic damage and didn't create security problems.


It's as if we subsidized small towns by requiring all interstate highways
install red lights and only allow you to pass after you make a local
purchase in each town.


Good thing there are third party patches available to get around the DUN
problem. Too bad Bluetooth makes it so difficult to add your own profiles.
I can buy a Bluetooth headset but can't add the profile to my laptop. While
that not the same thing as removing the capability it does demonstrate why
Bluetooth fits so well into the carrier model of enfeebling the edge.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Farber [mailto:dave@farber.net]
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 17:50
To: ip@v2.listbox.com
Subject: [IP] [I agree djf] an accurate description of this behavior is
unprintable in polite company



Begin forwarded message:

From: &quot;Mike O'Dell&quot; <mo@ccr.org>
Date: January 8, 2006 5:46:33 PM EST
To: dave@farber.net
Subject: an accurate description of this behavior is unprintable in
polite company

http://engadget.com/2006/01/07/microsoft-blocking-mp3s-on-verizon-
wireless-phones/


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