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the very newest stuff.
Edge-centric Column in VON Magazine:
we don't have fiber to the home, May/Jun 2004
try to rejoin content & conduit, Mar/Apr 2004
hole telcos vs. round peg future, Jan/Feb 2004
decline, Nov/Dec 2003
just another app on the net, Sep/Oct 2003
Column in America's Network
edges in on SIP's early dominance, June
in The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2004: VOIP "destroys
the area-ness of area codes," says David Isenberg, an independent
telecom analyst in Cos Cob, Conn.
in the Seattle Times (AP), June 14, 2004: [Isenberg
says that Bush administration decisions against UNE-P, favoring the
Bells are] "kind of like a lobster dinner for a dying patient."
in the San Jose Mercury News, June 11, 2004: "In
the short term, it's a little bit bad for consumers,'' said David
S. Isenberg, an independent telecom analyst in Connecticut who spent
12 years at AT&T Bell Labs before founding his own firm, isen.com.
"In the longer term, it's completely irrelevant. And by long
term I mean not very much longer. The Internet is going to kill the
in the Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2003: "[VoIP]
destroys the incumbent telephone-company business model," says David
Isenberg, founder of Isen.com, an independent telecom-analysis firm
based in Cos Cob, Conn. A former Bell Labs researcher, he wrote a
widely read paper, "The Rise of the Stupid Network," in 1997 that
predicted many of the current Internet-phone trends.
recent SMART Letters:
Letter #92 -- Not Your Usual SMART Letter -- the WTF meeting (January
SMART Letter #91 -- The Story Under the VoIP Story (December 10,
Letter #90 -- Telecom Troubles -- Whose Problem is it? (October
Letter #89 -- David Dorman's Multiple Personality Disorder (August
SMART Letter #88 -- Is Telecom Competition
Dead? (June 20, 2003)
SMART Letter #87 -- Face the Music
(May 6, 2003)
SMART Letter #86 -- Not Funny!
(March 30, 2003)
SMART Letter #85 -- How to Monopolize
the New Network (March 4, 2003)
End of the Middle,
by David S. Isenberg in IEEE Spectrum
Fail Fast Op-Ed in USA Today by David S. Isenberg and David
Chairman Powell, Let 'em Fail Fast"
-- a letter to the Chairman of the U.S. FCC
coverage of "Fail Fast" letter:
Bangkok Post: "Is
telecom technology obsolete?"
Boston Globe: "A slightly
over-the-top letter from a bunch of idealistic netheads . . . "
San Jose Mercury News: "Darwin
Seattle Times: "Put
the telecom racehorses out of their misery."
Mark Anderson's Strategic News Service: "Don't
just let them fail, go after them."
Internet News: "Group
Says Let Telecoms Fail"
MultiChannel News: "growing
dismay with the FCC's lip-service to broadband reform "
stupid network: Why I'm not sold...yet"
Audio Interview with David S. Isenberg
might want to look at our Fail
Fast letter FAQ.
they're saying," has been carefully updated to include
a few Googlisms and some
human observations from Dale Hatfield, Gary Arlen and Scott Mace.
on the isen.com calendar -- the latest listings of speaking engagements,
conferences, panels and other opportunities to inform, provoke and
spread the message.
say it again today:
Paradox of the Best Network, by David S. Isenberg and David
Think It's DSL vs. Cable? Guess Again, from FORTUNE, November
Rise of the Stupid Network, June 1997 -- still clear-eyed
after all these years
Woods Hole Breakfast Club
Sail to Bermuda, a photo essay from June 2002
A Cruise in Arctic Svalbard, a photo
essay from late July 2001
Messenger Means New Carrier Opportunities --
A whitepaper, commissioned by dynamicsoft, about how dynamicsoft's
carrier-class SIP systems will ride (and spur) Microsoft Messenger's
success -- by David S. Isenberg
Messenger Whitepaper for Microsoft -- Microsoft does End-to-End
Markoff said about Windows Messenger in the NY Times (with Isenberg
modified: July 14, 2004