first post

the new york times references arthur c. clarke's 2061: odyssey three in an article about the growing number of flat-rate local and long distance phone service plans. if that sounds familiar, it’s because i made the same reference on april 16, 2002 when i first heard about mci’s flat-rate plan. (of course, clarke was talking about flat-rate international calling, and that is probably still at least a decade or so off in the future.)

even local not-so-baby bell sbc has gotten in to the game.

(there’s also a point about the case against micropayments to be made here, but i’ll leave that as an exercise for the reader.)