Comments: (Never Fired) Third Stage Rocket

I agree that there are many ways that user experience can be improved. It just takes some clever thinking to integrate it with the PSTN. GrandCentral is a great example of this and, in fact, would allow the kind of filtering you mention in this post. Jaiku is another example of enhancing the phone experience without replacing it. (Hmmm... both purchased by the big G. What can it mean? My thoughts here:

I disagree with Mr Blog ("VoIP is stagnant" and others. The best of VoIP is still ahead!

Posted by Shai Berger at October 17, 2007 10:41 AM

I agree. This is what PhoneGnome 1.0 tried to be, a first step along the path anyway.

Also, Shai, I agree with you. VoIP is stagnant now (and has been for a long time) AND that implies that the best of VoIP is still ahead. But that means it has to stop being stagnant at some point and someone has to start funding the ideas (such as these shown here) that will move it forward instead of more Jajah stories. I'm not encouraged at that prospect right now, but it is bound to happen. The question is when. It's going to take a very big shift in thinking in the investment community from where they are today, someone with guts for a contrary story.

Posted by David Beckemeyer at October 17, 2007 07:49 PM