telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


I am a Techno Socialite

Oh my.
I NEED one. :-)
Well, perhaps I just like the idea of being a Techno Socialite. It seems so Lah-di-dah.


Communications Infrastructure > Network Devices > Sony WiFi device targets techno-socialites

Sony WiFi device targets techno-socialitesBy: Edward N. AlbroPC World.com (U.S.) (10 Aug 2006)

When launched next month, Sony Milo (“my life online”) will be one of the most versatile WiFi devices out there. You can IM with a mylo, you can make VOIP phone calls using Skype, and you can check your email.If nothing else, you have to give Sony credit for creative thinking with their latest product announcement. The mylo device they’re talking up today is unlike any other I’ve seen.In form, it’s a little like a Sidekick, with a 2.4-inch screen that slides up to reveal a full QWERTY thumb keyboard.

But unlike a Sidekick, it doesn’t connect to a wireless phone network. Instead the mylo depends on Wi-Fi networks for its connectivity.Sony says the mylo (the name stands for “my life online”) is designed for a life form they call the “techno socialite” and it’s largely about communicating, presumably with other techno socialites. You can IM with a mylo (as long as you use Yahoo, Skype or Google’s chat services), you can make VOIP phone calls using Skype and you can check your email (if you have a web inbox with Google or Yahoo).It’s also got a web browser (Opera’s mobile browser), it plays MP3s and videos, shows photos and you can edit simple text files. You have only 1GB of onboard Flash memory. To store more songs or other files, you’ll need to use Sony’s memory sticks.

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