Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.


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Thursday, July 01, 2004

VoIP: Not yet

I finally got around to checking out VoIP service, but from what I can learn from
ZDNET, it's not quite there yet. It's not a lot cheaper than my current phone service, has some major disadvantages (e.g. no power = no phone), and would require a heavy initial investment in new phone equipment. So, I'm still waiting; I expect that the magic bullet for me will be in a few years when there are phones that combine cellular (for wandering) and wi-fi VoIP (for at home).

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There certainly are some disadvantages with VOIP. It's cheap but the quality isn't there. It's likely to improve in the future though.
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