There is something in the air
On a more micro level, something has come along which has the potential to be seriously disruptive to the radio hardware manufacturers’ clique: open source software defined radio on a $550 board. This month’s Wired has the full low-down.
I’m taking bets on how long it will be before we have seriously cheap transmitters operating seemingly randomly (and illegally) across wide swathes of the spectrum: a sort of p2p for the access crew. Claude Shannon would be proud. Mind you, the EU may be biting off more than it chew regulating the spectrum when chaos is about to reign down.
The more adventurous types can find more details of the project can be found on Eric Blossom's website