O Intermitente<br> (So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

O Intermitente
(So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

terça-feira, julho 08, 2003


Até que ponto fazem sentido as políticas anti-trust no sector de telecomunicações? O presidente da FCC (autoridade das telecomunicações dos EUA) fez ontem as seguintes declarações:

"I personally don't think anybody is safe. I don't believe any company currently in communications is so well-structured and tied down that they are guaranteed to be here 15 years from now," Michael K. Powell told editors and reporters at The Washington Times.
Amateur inventors can disrupt established companies with new technologies such as wireless phones and instant messaging, Mr. Powell said.
"Kids can still come out of a garage with something that blows the pants off of Ivan Seidenberg," he said, referring to the president and chief executive of Verizon Communications, the nation's largest telephone company.
"If anybody doubts that big companies can find themselves wiped out, we can go through the history of disrupting technologies. I have a long list of companies once thought invincible."

"It's easy to vilify a corporate mogul. But when you understand you make money producing what interests the public, the argument becomes quite a bit more queasy, doesn't it? Are you really indicting the mogul, or what your countrymen like to watch? The media companies, if they have one sin, is that they're too responsive," he said.

Critics have suggested the relaxed rules will lead to homogenized TV programming.
"I agree. A lot of TV is bland. I don't know what you want a government official to do to spice it up for you," Mr. Powell said.

posted by Miguel Noronha 11:13 da manhã

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