Welcome to O'Reilly Emerging Telephony!
by Bruce Stewart
I've been the editorial director for O'Reilly's online publishing group for several years, but my background is in telecommunications, and I'm happy to be back in this space. I managed the telecom departments of two different California universities during the 1990s (back when VoIP was just a pipe dream and one of the campus connections to the internet was a 56K leased line), and I've kept my eyes on this constantly evolving industry. Clearly, there's a lot of action to cover.
In addition to daily blogging and the exclusive online content you'll find here, we'll be spotlighting the new related O'Reilly books, like Switching to VoIP and Asterisk: The Future of Telephony and Skype Hacks. We'll have these authors chiming in on the blog from time to time, too.
We'll also be talking about our important new conference of the same name, the O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference. Look for interviews and articles from keynote speakers, plus in-depth coverage of the event itself (especially if you can't make it to San Francisco next January 24-26). I'm thrilled to announce that readers of this site can immediately qualify for a substantial discount for this conference -- just sign up using the code etel06v40 and you’ll get a 40% discount! I hope to see you there.
I’m confident you'll find our Emerging Telephony website a valuable stop in your online quest for telephony news and views. I’m also looking forward to hearing what you all have to say. As Alexander Graham Bell himself once said, “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.”
Leave a comment, skype or IM me at BruceETel, or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's get the conversation started.
Greetings from New Zealand.
I am interested in this site from the perspective of a user of ICT, rather than a technician. SKYPE is great and enables my family to keep in touch. When will the new solutions be worht switching to?