Ed Driscoll


REVIVING THE TECH SECTOR: Jeffrey A. Eisenach says its the key to reviving the economy as a whole–and I tend to agree with him.

Eisenach is right to be a big proponent of broadband in his article. I just finished a reasonably detailed article on PVRs for Home Automation magazine. Both Sonicblue (aka ReplayTV) and TiVo have big plans to allow their broadband-enabled PVRs to download (and possibly upload as well) movies, TV shows, rock videos, self-published Wayne’s World-type shows, etc., via a broadband connection. But it’s all down to getting broadband in as many homes as possible. And that won’t happen without a consistent regulatory policy set in place by people who get the technology, what it can do, and what it will lead to.