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…


Bartering 2.0

Imagine if you could take the models of ebay, craigslist, wishood…
And you would end up with an application that looks like swap@home, or uexchange.com but on a much bigger, more localized scale.

Bartering and swapping away stuff you don’t want for stuff you DO want.
Imagine if you could integrate it into Facebook, so you could have the added *feel good feeling* of swapping with folks you know. Now imagine that it would be reciprocal - right now, swap@home and uexchange don’t really draw a relationship between what you’ve got and what you need, they stand as independent activities.

What if the application could draw the 7 degrees of separation between you and *Joe*, the person who’s got what you need, *Jane*,the person who’s got what Joe needs, and *John*, the person who wants what you’ve got.

Now think about the goodness that this could do to the environment.
Now think about the goodness that this could do to your wallet.