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The May 23, 2002 Issue Provided by System Dynamics Inc.
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News about People and Companies influencing The Broadband Home

Computerized Complexity: Frustrations of Everyday Life

Replacing her car radio got Sandy thinking about how computer technology can make simple things difficult and frustrate consumers.

Cable's Conundrum: Set-tops and Moore's Law

"Advanced" digital set-top boxes have promised much and delivered precious little in North America. "Moore's Law" makes it difficult for such a box to have much payback. Two companies - ICTV and Ucentric Systems - offer radically different solutions for cable operators: ICTV puts most of the functionality at the cable headend, while Ucentric puts more in the home to create consumer value.

An Interview with Bermai - 802.11a Wireless

Bermai's Bruce Sanguinetti explained why 802.11a will be the next-generation wireless standard for the home and for wireless broadband access.

Broadband: Are We Reaching "The Tipping Point"?

In spite of gloomy press reports decrying the slow growth of broadband, penetration in North America and other places is reaching critical mass. We use Malcolm Gladwell's "The Tipping Point" to explain how the process of reaching critical mass may elude a press that sees things either as total gloom or success.

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