Erik Linask : Convergence Corner
Erik Linask


Got In-flight WiFi? Hipmunk Knows

June 29, 2011

Ubiquitous is the term we hear quite often beside WiFi – though often it goes hand in hand with wishful thinking.  While WiFi availability has come a long way in the past year, it is anything but ubiquitous. 

That said, as nice as it sounds, I don’t know if the concept of WiFi-everywhere is a true necessity – a convenience, perhaps, for people who are in a never ending contest to gather more Facebook friends and Twitter followers than everyone they know. 

Making Sense of the BYO WiFi Device Party

October 3, 2011

When it was first introduced, the iPad was predicted by many to become a laptop replacement.  While many use their iPads and other tablets in lieu of their laptops in many situations, the prophecy was far from accurate.

Think about it:  As you head off for the office each morning, how many devices do you bring with you that will soon connect to your corporate WiFi network? 

CRM: Putting the RM Before the C

February 28, 2012

Verizon and AT&T both began using terms like 4G and LTE in their advertising well in advance of network and device rollouts, preparing customers for the next great thing in communications. Remember the HTC Thunderbolt ad that was initially launched without the “coming soon” moniker at the end?  (

Every time I saw it, I confirmed my decision to wait for the thunder to come in order to trade in my BlackBerry, rather than escaping early on the ferry to Steve Jobs’ iLand. It’s a decision I would take again.