Monday, April 14, 2008

Deja vu by satellite

As I wrote the post We want the world and we want it reasonably soon, it became clearer and clearer that I'd run across the scenario before. By the end, I was pretty sure where, and when I asked around, sure enough, it was Geocast (the name has since been recycled).

Ironically, I remember discussing the concept at the time with a friend who was directly involved and my not quite getting it. Technically, it may have been ahead of its time, but there was also the problem of content providers not being comfortable sending out semi-permanent copies to all and sundry. That part is arguably more of a problem with bigger cheaper storage.

On the other hand, worthy ideas have a way of coming around again ...

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