The IMS Blues
At the moment, all the talk is about how the technology will link many different types of networks in a brave new world of voice, video, and data connectivity.
But think about what that really means for just a minute. It means that your boss will be able to contact you at anytime and anyplace. When you are at home watching the TV, your own personal Insect Overlord will be able to contact you, and not simply by calling but by actually coming on screen and talking face-to-face.
When you are trying to get away from it all in the Bahamas -- okay, better make that the Catskills on a humble hack's salary -- they will be able to find you.
Is that what you really, really want?
Fortunately, it's possible that IMS will never actually work as promised. But if the eggheads do get this technology running smoothly, you better watch out, because the concept of a private life will probably look like a quaint hangover from the 20th century.
Best enjoy it while you still can.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung