Well, thanks Kon. I think I -- having written a few offering circulars in my life -- will start to draft a list of Viacel risk factors, as of 2000. I'm not so sure, but I think you have outlined about six below. And, you provide new information that leads me to believe that Viacel was a first-generation "Nokia captive" in the "alternative mass wireless transmission/broadcasting space." Here's a prelimary peek: Risk Factors Risk of being captive to a single vendor and major investor with no experience in the mass transmission field Risk of bad vendor selection Risk of lack of engineering management Risk of selection of transmission standard not approved by the F.C.C. Risk of lack of understanding of FCC rules and regulations Risk of bad management Risk of inability to attain additional funding Risk of being unable to win large enough spectrum slices via auction Risk of being unable to afford to purchase or produce popular programming Risk of being uninterested in associating with new, innovative vendors General Technological Risk Risk of being unable to attract consumer equipment vendors beyond Nokia (these, in addition to the more general ones involving start-up enterprises and broadcast-like entities) John Willkie -----Mensaje original----- De: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] En nombre de Kon Wilms Enviado el: Monday, November 24, 2008 12:01 PM Para: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Asunto: [opendtv] Re: UHF reception On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Bob Miller <robmxa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > That is all we were trying to do. Buy spectrum, as much as possible, > put a piece of it to work and show its potential and drive the price > of the spectrum to its real value. Part of that has happened already > with Qualcomm and AT&T's plans possibly. Broadcasters were paying no > attention to OTA spectrum. We were not on any kind of a crusade to > save broadcasters. We were trying to make money. You are a funny guy. Remember when I contacted you in 2000 when I was with NDS working on an alerting system that had already been demo'd in DC and deployed in Kentucky w/ the nod from NOAA? And you gave me the cold shoulder, saying that you were already 'involved' in that area? Was it with the same vaporware as the rest of your arguments on this list? I know it couldn't have been an actual software solution; as none of the clowns (putting it kindly) in the 'alerting product space' or 'alternative codec space' (except for a few) I have had the displeasure of dealing with had the clue to actually create actual product, instead of trying to BS their way through gatherings in DC and/or backstab other vendors. Seems to me that if your plan was to 'show value' then you should have rallied product vendors to aid your cause. But from your own comments it would seem you were too busy trying to keep all the 'cake'. Maybe you should have learned from history (every vendor that has tried this in the data space on OTA has gone bankrupt). And now you continue to complain and lament your situation on this list. In short - I'm with Willkie on this. Cheers Kon ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.