As we reach the end of the book, it is useful to consider the veracity of some of the common old wives tales that abound in the packet radio arena. These pronouncements are often accepted as gospel when they are anything but. A realistic appraisal of some of these claims will surely help one make more hard-eyed, useful business decisions. Given the state of the wireless data business, a little realism will be a refreshing conclusion.
20.2 CDPD IS AN OPEN STANDARD; ARDIS AND BSWD ARE PROPRIETARY The claim is ubiquitous. AT&T Wireless says: AirData is based upon an...