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…


Checking in on GrandCentral - No News is Bad News

Eleven months ago I wrote about GrandCentral, one of the neat new telephony innovations purchased by Google. Since then, I've got a feeling that the Google purchase has resulted in the touch of death for GrandCentral. In February, I provided a non-status update.

Despite the interest, globally, for GrandCentral, the past 2 years have brought no changes to the GrandCentral site, offerings or availability.
In fact, I've got a feeling that the service has stalled in the US, never mind being able to offer it in Canada. It's not  likely a good sign that their blog hasn't been updated since April 2008. They mention that they are incorporating feedback into the new version. How about "do something". Google, what did you do to GrandCentral?