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Bob Frankston
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The height Telecommunications in the 21st century
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It certainly appears that the phone company left a piece of old, rotted phone pole dangling, simply to save the cost of retrofitting the new pole. One assumes that there has got to be a better way, even for copper POTS! ...

Here is a view of the telephone lineman in his heyday (Norman Rockswell was commissioned by the Bell System):
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Similar scenes here in Los Altos, California, a city that prides itself on its "rural feel". It sure doesn't look rural when you look up in most areas. 
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The vast and expensive telecommunications infrastructure in the sky. Pretty but problematic.
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Ugh.  Elevated wires are a blight on so many US cities and neighborhoods.  And then we have extended power outages after wind storms here in the Pacific NW.
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Showing moods on g+ is very newbie
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I think it helps the Facebook expats to feel at home.
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Because we can do the web and other high value applications we assume that the Internet works. But it's the simple things that are the building blocks of the future and, as I explain in http://rmf.vc/CILight - we can't do something as simple as sending one bit from a light switch to a light bulb without jumping through a myriad of hoops and, in the end, that's not enough. The first step is to get out of thinking we communicate within pipes ...
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Ubiquity air fiber !?
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IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
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  • Investor, Lecturer, etc
    1998 - present
  • CommonAngels et al
    1998 - 2014
  • Software Arts
    1979 - 1986
  • Lotus
    1986 - 1990
  • Slate
    1990 - 1992
  • Microsoft
    1993 - 1998
  • White-Weld, Interactive Data
    1966 - 1979
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Newton MA
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New York Area - Boston Area
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  • Stuyvesant
    1964 - 1966
  • MIT
    EECS and Math, 1997 - 1976
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
    1966 - 1967
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