Although Om Malik and GigaOm Writer Stacey Higginbotham aren't what I would call "deep" on the topic of BWIA, they try pretty hard, write it up in an interesting way, and from everything I can tell, they're completely editorially independent.
I respect them enough that I sent a brief "Hail Mary" message (for non-US readers, it's a term from the game of football) stating that I was discontinuing my independent writing on BWIA and asking if they would be interested in having me write for them. I didn't get a response, but I didn't really expect to.
So, when Malik wrote today:
Note: I am starting to keep close tabs on all mobile web/wireless broadband developments and will be keeping you posted in coming weeks and months. I am looking to come up with a matrix of winners and losers - from chipmakers to device makers to carriers — from all these new wireless evolutions. If you want to help me with that, drop me a note with your thoughts and suggestions. Or send me your email address so I can add you to an ever-changing collaboration using Google Docs.
I think it's significant that Malik is starting to devote significant attention to BWIA, so I encourage the "connected" readers of this blog to help keep him up-to-date on significant BWIA developments. I think that Malik and Higginbotham's biggest handicap in writing about BWIA is lack of overall context about what is, and what isn't, significant about ongoing BWIA developments. From my perspective, BWIA's been a continuous development for a decade now, but they, like most writers and analysts seem to date their interest back only to Intel's big splash in 802.16/WiMAX a few years ago.
I guess their contact form is the way to try to initiate contact with Om.
By Steve Stroh
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