I witnessed the ultimate iThing absurdity this summer while on vacation in Coronado, Calif. -- a child in a stroller operating a tablet computer.
The cell phone carriers -- and the Obama Administration -- want us to believe that more spectrum allocated for commercial use amounts to an economic essential.
But, as I report in a news story today, the FCC wants to shift spectrum used by weather satellites to commercial use. I guess it’s better for 3-year-old children to have all broadband they want than for hurricane forecasters to have assured access to critical weather data.
Bob Brewin joined Government Executive in April 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a journalist focusing on defense issues and technology. Bob covers the world of defense and information technology for Nextgov, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.