Standardised residential delivery has been wholly a grail for some time. Perhaps the decline of postal messaging and rise of tangible goods delivery will mean it gets some traction. Even without the autonomous drone (self-driving postie), it would be a neat idea and fit well with on-line, carbon footprint-reducing shopping.
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On August 29th five leading global organizations jointly signed an agreement to affirm and adhere to a set of Principles in support of The Modern Paradigm for Standards; an open and collectively empowering model that will help radically improve the way people around the world develop new technologies and innovate for humanity.
Do we see WS-* being pushed to the edges and the simpler API coming from grass roots winning even inside Microsoft? Looks like we do.
“this is why a heavy-duty core will always lose…by definition, it must offer services which are of interest to only a subset of its users and yet all users are impacted by them…” /mtr
The IEEE technical standards body is developing 802.11u and the Wi-Fi Alliance has developed its Hotspot 2.0 initiative to further define and implement the use of the new standard. The new standards will essentially define how hot spots are discovered by devices and also provide a uniform mechanism for allowing subscribers to sign on to the networks, without the user selecting a particular network or entering a password. It also provides WPA 2 security to ensure that subscribers have the same level of security they expect when they’re on a carrier’s cellular network.