The Internet, as most people know it, is history.
It just seems like yesterday the Internet was just one
big mass of wires and cables; a glorified file sharing
warehouse with more than a few too many lines sticking out.
One enormous LAN party that just got out of hand, causing a ruckus
and spilling out down the block and around the world; creating too
many millionaires for no good reason and causing too many sleepless
nights surfing the neon pink.
The Internet quietly crept into every facet of our lives...
no subject or topic was left unexplored in this binary medium.
Suddenly, there it was, the authority on everything. Our lives
encyclopedia-ed to death by bits and bites.
But the Internet has always been perceived as a connected medium;
tied together by cables, servers and networks. Until now that is,
because now everything has changed. And it's about time, the Internet
has been tied to the ground for far too long, it's time for
liberation. Independence Day. Bring it on!
The Internet is going Wireless -- for real this time.
There were a few false starts; you can Bluetooth yourself silly,
but you won't get much further than 30 feet or so. The BlackBerry
is great but a little limiting. And Wi-Fi services have been around
for a long while but those were not really convenient, if you have to
find something; it's not convenient. Finding a 'hot spot' is the
space age equivalent of finding a 'needle in a haystack'; takes
way too much time.
What changes things, what has finally given the Internet its
Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO (evolution-data optimized) and other
companies offering similar services around the world. This new
technology will change how we view and use the world wide web.
Verizon Wireless began commercial operations in Oct. of 2003 and
is now expanding to over 125 million US consumers by the end
With download speeds of 400 to 700 kbps and bursts up to 2 Mbps,
3G has really given us wireless Internet this time. It has or will
turn the Internet into a truly wireless system that's devoid of any
cables or lines and really make it omnipotent. It will be everywhere.
No space within our biosphere will be without the Internet very soon.
For now Verizon Wireless or 3G is mainly located in the USA but
this will quickly change as other 3G companies and systems start up
to fulfill the demand. Wi-Fi may play a role too but will it go the
way of the 'Beta'?
However, this wireless universe could not be possible without one other key
element. The one element that also helped give the Internet its wings.
The answer might or might not surprise you. What really gave the Internet
its groove? Can you guess? Give up?
Finally, we come to the last element of this brand new liberated
Internet -- the little notebook computer. Don't underestimate the
power of this great little revolutionary device, it is doing for
the Internet what the cell phone did for the phone industry -- making
it wireless, portable, and accessible anywhere.
It could even be argued that it was the little notebook computer
that gave the Internet its freedom. Finally cutting the cable and
freeing the web, once and for all.
Once we had a portable computer that we could tuck under our
arm and take anywhere; we naturally wanted to take the Internet
along with it. After all, a computer without the Internet is like
having Mickey Mouse without Disneyland -- a real downer -- any kid
can tell you that!
Once the notebook or laptop computer gained in popularity, the demand
for a wireless Internet grew right along with it. The portability
factor being a strong selling point for both the notebook and the
Likewise, in order to take full advantage of each of them; for
business operations, for personal communications, for emailing, for
web surfing... a wireless portable Internet was the obvious
next step. They compliment each other perfectly and one is not
completely whole without the other.
Technology has created this unholy trinity (the Internet, wireless
connections and the notebook computer) to fulfill our need for a portable
communication system that we can take and access anywhere. Until now,
the Internet was limited, tied to cables and wires...it never really
got off the ground!
But watch out; the cables are cut, the training wheels are off, the
bells are starting to ring real fast and this child has found its groove.
Every time a notebook opens, the Internet gets its wings!
Copyright ? 2005 Titus Hoskins of BWMagic's Marketing Tools & Resources
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