The Industry Standard

In case you didn’t know, I’m a regular contributor to The Industry Standard, a magazine focused on what’s happening in the world of technology. If you only want to read the stuff I’ve written (hi Mom and Dad) then you can read it here.

But if you aren’ related to me then you should start at the beginning.

My latest article, Walled gardens and the mobile Web, is up on the front page now:

How useful would email be if you could only send a message to someone else who used the same ISP? It would be pointless — imagine, a Verizon customer being unable to send an email to an AT&T user! Who would ever design such a communication system?

Yet when mobile phone companies implemented text messaging on their networks less than a decade ago, that’s exactly the type of framework that was developed. A Verizon user couldn’t text an AT&T user. Only recently has cross-network texting been enabled.

Read the whole thing here.

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