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…


Electronics Ban in Ontario Cars

Oh no.  I was afraid of something like this. 

How do you really enforce a ban on using a cell, or a berry or an iPod?  Ack.  This is just nutty.  Why not curb the bad driving behavior that results from being distracted?  Dumb slow person in the fact lane because they are on the phone - charge them for being a dumb slow person in the fast lane.  Not for using a cell phone.

Mom rear-ends someone at a light because she’s yelling at 1 of 3 toddlers in the back of her not-so-mini van? Charge her for rear ending someone, not for beng distracted by the kids.  Kids are likely more distracting than electronic devices.  And when you are frustated with them it’s not like you can toss them onto the floor mat of the passenger seat ;-) 

Are they going to ban kids in cars next?  (say, that might not be such a loony idea)

Liberal government at Queen’s Park will be introducing a long sought bill to ban not only cell phone use behind the wheel in Ontario, but all electronic distractions in your car.The bill will be introduced at 1:45pm next Tuesday.

CityNews: CityNews Exclusive: Ontario To Ban ‘Distracting’ Electronic Devices In Cars

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