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wonder if this can change the game?

posted Sep 15, 2010, 2:28 AM by Zhu Liang
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/083010-open-source-voip-cell-phones-at-burning-man.html

its a far-fetched comparison, but i think its a wee bit like how desktop music and video production tools have democraticized that field and let many more people produce music and video. and maybe a little bit like how youtube and bittorrent let less well known musicians have a an audience when the traditional gatekeepers of the recording industry would not have given them any chance. but anyways, within the context of developed countries with already-in-place infrastructure, this is not going to help..not least because the incumbent monopolies and oligopolies would have sewn up all the spectrum licenses and have no interest whatsoever to invest in anything..
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