By now, we all know about our right to make a phone call when being arrested.
That phone call usually is placed from a pay phone (soon to be a museum piece).
Skype has been down (and slowly back up to full speed), and 26 million users worldwide felt the pinch.
VoIP. Conversation chopped into tiny pieces to be reassembled at the other end (with some help from the listeners to “guess” and fill in the gaps).
The process is called quantization which creates a digital graph of an otherwise analog waves used in landline telephony.
Skype helped sell a bunch of headsets for sure.
And it has been disruptive to incumbent Penny-talk services (Skype could be called Zero-cent talk).
With Facebook founder visiting China, we can expect more E commerce apps. How about Facetalk, with caller’s profile and friending list.
People communicate in whatever way they deem convenient.
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