From his latest attempt to look smart, while showing he doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about:
What if the iPhone didn't come ready to talk to AT&T over the cellular phone network, rather it came ready to work over an EVDO network?Huh? Dude, what exactly do you think EVDO is? Why, EVDO IS A CELLULAR NETWORK. From Wikipedia:
Evolution-Data Optimized or Evolution-Data only, abbreviated as EV-DO or EVDO and often EV, is a telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access. It is classified as a broadband technology, because it uses a broad band of radio frequencies. It employs multiplexing techniques such as CDMA (Code division multiple access) as well as Frequency division duplex (FDD) to maximize the amount of data transmitted. It is standardized by 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2) as part of the CDMA2000 family of standards and has been adopted by many mobile phone service providers around the world – particularly those previously employing CDMA networks, as opposed to GSM networks.Lord. He can't even be bothered to learn his terms.
What if, like all Macs, it could then make its wifi capability available to all computers in range, wirelessly of course (Windows machines too).You mean like tethering? Again Dave, this is not new. What IS new is your fundamental misunderstanding of minor issues like security and bandwidth. Evidently, Dave is followed by unlimited bandwidth whereever he goes. Let's see... with EVDO Rev. A, your max download burst rate is 3.1Mbps, and your max burst upload is 1.8Mbps. Now, every computer in range. Let's be nice and say WiFi published range of 150'. On a typical day for me, that's anywhere from 5 to 50 machines. Hmm...what's that do to our bandwidth. Yeah, because even Winer can't think they're building a wireless router into an iPhone. Well he might, but anyone lucid is not.
it gets better:
And what if there was already a wifi signal, that the iPhone would magically "just work?"IT DOES THAT NOW YOU ADDLE-PATED NINCOMPOOP! Holy shit, the iPhone is absolutely maddening with how agressive it is at finding WiFi networks to use and asking you about them. No, not even Winer wants it to just grab any random network and just start using it. That's what those of us with a clue about security call "Fucking Stupid".
Evidently, Winer is now so into his own press, that he thinks every idea he has is original and innovative. Like his river thing.
Back off the meds dude, you're hallucinating.