Saturday, October 06, 2012

“Regulators can resist ideas, but they can’t resist technologies”

--- Mohamed Ali El-Moghazi, PhD student at University of Strathclyde, said during the presentation of his paper World Radiocommunication Conference 12: Implications for the Spectrum Eco-System, TPRC 2012, 22 September 2012

I took this to mean that while regulators may try to reject new policy approaches to protect their perceived interests in the status quo, popular technologies like Wi-Fi devices will inevitably flow across borders, bringing about the new world whether they like it or not.