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[ba-unrev-talk] Bootstrap Alliance update

I was prompted to do so by John Deneen's subject in his post:    (01)

Any Bootstrap Alliance Interest with Community LAN Revolutionaries?    (02)

So in response to the post:
Looks like there is supportive common feeling amongst the unrev
community for the Lan revolutionaries.    (03)

Bootstrap Alliance is very tightly focused right now on what it looks
like the existing hardcore volunteers can get our arms around, so we are
not taking on new projects at the current time, without knowing how they
can be supported or resourced.    (04)

On the Bootstrap Alliance front, it seems timely to provide a quick
update    (05)

We're looking at what we have and where we need to go, and decided it
was time to be realistic and marshall our resources, in particular to be
very circumspect with respect to our call on Doug's personal time.    (06)

The Core Planning Committee has called a summer hiatus.    (07)

Doug is concentrating on developing a gameplan for the Hyperscope. I am
transcribing these sessions, which are being conducted with the
assistance of Evan Putnam, Doug's grandson, and Dorai Thodla
(www.imorph.com) who has been helping with the Bootstrap website for the
past few months. We have had 2 sessions so far.    (08)

We are planning on doing some minimal updates to the website to
incorporate more news on awards Doug has received and other updates.    (09)

I'll be attending John Maloney's Knowledge Management Clusters Workshop
July 30, from lunch on. The area of Knowledge Economics is very
pertinent and important in my view and I'm coming along to get educated.    (010)

If you are curious to know more, or have ideas or suggestions, please
email me and I'll be happy to respond directly to you.    (011)

Mei Lin    (012)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org
[mailto:owner-ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org] On Behalf Of John J. Deneen
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:01 PM
To: ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org
Subject: [ba-unrev-talk] Any Bootstrap Alliance Interest with Community
LAN Revolutionaries?    (013)

"Although it started among friends, community LANs are a revolutionary
concept. Grass roots, neighborhood networks, using standardized, 802.11b
equipment, are forming in Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, London and
elsewhere. BayArea Wireless already has 21 access nodes. SeattleWireless
and Portland's Personal Telco may each have a dozen or so. They may
threaten multi-billion dollar investments made by cellular, cable and
telephone companies. Public-access LANs that share a
1.5-megabit-per-second link are faster and cheaper than 2.5G cellular.
Range is limited to 1000 feet but inter-connected community LANs may
soon provide a viable alternative. Cheap broadband isn't coming from DSL
or Cable Modem providers. "    (014)

Community LAN Revolutionaries wishes for license exempt UWB radios    (015)

"Ultra Wide Band (UWB)  may provide the cheapest, easiest wireless
connectivity in the home. Ultra Wide Band penetrates walls at 400Mbps
and promises " wireless Firewire or USB 2.0" although range is short.
UWB may provide stiff competition for home powerline networks or
wireless LANs if home connectivity products are available for $50, but
equipment is unproven and won't be available for a year or two."
< http://sdots.com/wireless/ >    (016)

Then, on July 16, 2002 - XtremeSpectrum Demonstrates Industry's First
Ultra-wideband Product    (017)

"With an aggregate data rate of 100 Mbps, the Trinity chipset is easily
capable of transmitting multiple streams of digital video and audio
within the typical North American residential environment. With each
MPEG-2 stream running at up to 12 Mbps, the Trinity chipset clearly
demonstrates adequate payload capacity for multiple streams of digital
video along with wire-like viewing quality. ... [As} early as Christmas
2003. Pricing for the Trinity (UWB) chipset is $19.95 each in quantities
of 100,000+."
< http://www.xtremespectrum.com/press/pressJuly162002.html >    (018)

More info:
<  http://www.xtremespectrum.com/xsi_trinity_brief.pdf >    (019)