Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Do You Know What WiMAX Is, Miguel?

So I'm taking advantage of a quiet evening in the house and in Catch to move some ships up from Utopia, which has become lousy with pirates since we moved to a more forward base, and anyhow, this is kind of boring (unless or until it becomes terrifying) so I cruise over to mguhlin.org for the first time in a while, and of course his current post is on the subject of our last argument, and he's even more wrong than before.

In this case, he (and his source) misinterpret the significance of Nokia apparently discontinuing the Nokia 810 WiMAX version, because nobody uses WiMAX. But WiMAX is just a wireless technology, a competitor to wifi. You can still get regular Nokia 810's with wifi, which is what any school would have wanted in the first place. Jeez!

1 comment:

Miguel Guhlin (@mGuhlin) said...

Thanks for catching that, Tom. In spite of my erroneous citation of WiMAX, it's clear that whomever the District rep I cite in my blog entry spoke to at Wgen.net didn't know about the January, 2009 announcement was referring to WiMAX, not the WiFi unit being considered for use for handheld assessments.

However, that is irrelevant--except to highlight the fact I didn't catch the WiMAX vs WiFI difference when posting Mobile Burn's blog entry--at this point.

What IS relvant is that Wireless Generation took the liberty of announcing that for the 2010-2011 school year, they will have a product available for netbooks.

You can read their announcement in the comments online at:

With appreciation for your efforts on behalf of my readers,
Miguel Guhlin