We've Got Your Number

from the and-it-will-find-you dept

I guess today is all about how you can’t hide from technology. First we have a thing on location based technology, and now a look at the fight over “enum” technology. The idea behind enum is that each person will have a single number associated with all the different ways to contact them (phone number, cell phone number, email, instant messenger, voice mail, etc.) which will allow people to contact you (or be blocked from contacting you) in the best way possible. It will also help tie together the regular phone system with voice-over-ip systems. However, as with anything that could eventually be useful, it also means there’s a standards battle going on. I’m also sure that some privacy advocates find the concept a bit disturbing as well.

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