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The Need for the Great Speaking Dragon

No, it’s not about dragons, but I thought that might spark your curiosity.  One might think in such an age of technological wonderment’s that we could produce a good voice recognition system (VRS) worthy of praise, I think Google leads the pack, but the race is far from finished. I would much rather speak my texting messages then text it. the same for my emails, OK so you can read them emails but you still can’t type them. Using the keyboard to me just seems so 1980’s unless I’m coding.  I think an interface computer linking to your personal desktop, notebook, or Ipad would have the processing power to pull it off.  The device must be solely for a VRS to be worthy of its design and practical application across multiple devices.  I want to be able to talk to my computer like in retro star trek episodes, that would be a feat android.  I guess maybe another 10-15 years I’ll have to wait.

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Clustering or Networking?

I see the cloud computing paradigm as being a cluster, in many aspects they are, but its true purpose is more of the distributed processing that being utilized along the information highway, A thought,

Imagine you could rent some space inside of a Microsoft OS that you could use to process what ever information you wanted and this processing power was spread across millions and millions of computers with this little application inside there computer, working for you. Some could say its a virus right? now imagine the government rents that space.

everything is perspective, without reason, the mind is lead not a leader.

 

5 Ways to SMS for free

 Monday, March 12, 2007  9:04 PM

  A lot of us are still avid text messagers, not because we enjoy paying our carrier those tiring toll (or package) fees, but because it’s still one of the most reliable ways to get a text-based message to a cell phone user — not everyone has mobile IM clients or uses mobile email services. Even web-based services are starting to recognize that, and recently there have been more and more companies launching “free” SMS options — most often free for those users who want to send a text to a cell phone via the web and email. Sending free SMS from the Internet isn’t a new idea at all and companies have been developing the bridge between email and SMS for years. By now it’s a simple and easy service to set up and companies have started adding these services as a feature to bring in eyeballs. Startups are also starting to get more creative with the business model (which was previously severely lacking) as well as the technology solution. At the same time they are learning to add privacy and best practices functions. Remember much of the time receiving the SMS message costs, and some of the services like free bulk messaging could have some not-so-nice spam potential. Be careful about signing up for any ol’ service and check out this list of good characteristics of SMS web services. 1). TeleFlip: TeleFlip has always been a favorite way to send “free” texts via email: ‘phone number’@teleflip.com. They still offer that service which they now call FlipOut, but they are also trying to turn their technology into a working business. I haven’t been able to test the new service yet (shown at DEMO), which is supposed to be out sometime this month, but they say it forwards your emails to your SMS inbox for free — 5,000 messages for per month. Hopefully they have a good management tool, as email spam can fill an SMS inbox pretty quickly and receiving text fees still apply. 2). Peekamo: Founded just November 2006 and based in Toronto according to their web site, Peekamo says they are different than other web-based SMS free sites, as both the receiver and sender don’t pay for the message. How do they manage that? — they say ad-sponsored messages, and using a protocol called short message peer to peer, (unlike the more common email-SMS method). When I sent a message from the web site to myself, it was sponsored by Sharp and had a link to Sharp’s web site http://www.moretosee.com. It’s still in beta, but is adding other social features. 3). Gizmo SMS: SIPphone has more than its fair share of sweet mobile services like the Gizmo Project, and earlier this month they also added a free web-based SMS service. The service works for dozens of countries and has a model ‘terms of service’ and privacy assurance sections. It’s not rocket science, but shows how these services are easy enough to create that they can be used to market the company’s other money-making solutions. 4). TxtDrop: TxtDrop founder 22-year-old Nate Kapitanski got some flack over his SMS MySpace widget and web service last year — the site didn’t launch with privacy terms and didn’t have an About section describing the company or its goals. He says the whole thing was a learning experience which helped make the site much better. As a result he added a privacy policy, email blocking, limited the number of messages that could be sent per minute, and says your phone number is now hidden in the MySpace code. Kapitanski, who only works on the project part time, also recently released a Mac OS dashboard SMS widget and says he is working on a Vista text gadget that could be out as early as April. There still isn’t a clear about section, but if you email the info address on the site, Kapitanski will probably oblige you on details you want to know. 5). Your carrier!? Yes, its true, some carriers have some limited web-to SMS and email to SMS services. On Verizon Wireless’ vtext.com site you can send a text to a Verizon wireless cell phone user, and send an SMS via email to “verizon wireless phone number”@vtext.com. Sprint has a similar web based service to text Sprint customers. They still get some money the more times people text using most solutions, so why not get more people to text their customers.

By Katie Fehrenbacher

Adding Skype button to your website

Its realitively easy just veiw this site :

http://www.skype.com/go/skypebuttons

Communication Is Key.

Communication is key to solve the problems of todays world. It may sound corney, but it’s true.   At the most primitive level communication creates bonds, whether if that bond is reciprocated or not a transmission line was put in place.   These lines build networks of thought and form that resognates a digitial signiture, and humans create these digitial signal networks on a daily basis. It is the infra-structure to one of the keys.

Sage of the Zeitgeist.

Intergration related to publishing

The advantages of Integration within the scope of the publishing industry is enormous, with online sales into the billions by such companies as amazon.com all facets of integration in the publishing and distribution of publishing materials lead to improved efficacy and productivity. Technology paves the way to be able to provide an enhanced way of business, through Enterprise Architecture strategies improving processes and giving a one dimensional face to a company. Additionally new technological advantages are important to the distribution processes which can only be taken advantage of if your company is at the forefront of its industry, having said this all companies are somewhere tied to the information technology age. The premises here is the deeper the involvement the greater return of investment hence forth enterprise architecture is born. A Company that continues to succeed in distribution improvement in this area is UPS, utilizing Enterprise Architecture as its foundation of execution for success. My recommendation throughout this post is integration will out weight non-integration more often than less. Technology encompasses our world and day to day functions whether it’s a business or the way we drive our cars they are all routines and processes. Learning to integrate them or embed as some may call it only serves to increase our overall success.