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Geoff Daily

App-Rising.com covers the development and adoption of broadband applications, the deployment of and need for broadband networks, and the demands placed on policy to adapt to the revolutionary opportunities made possible by the Internet.

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May 1, 2007 7:39 AM

Expo Musings: Fun for All Ages

What better way to start a conference then having standing room only in all Day 1 sessions? How about being able to witness firsthand how an event like the Killer App Expo can ignite the imagination of the public.

That happened to me during the Community Night we hosted last night where we opened the doors to the Exhibit Hall for free to the citizens of Fort Wayne.

I saw families sitting down and enjoying a rollicking game of Wii Sports.

I saw Tom Miller, a Fort Wayne teleworker who’s speaking on our telecommuting panel today, there with his wife, mom, and dad.

I saw a young boy standing next to me, wide-eyed and transfixed on the screen in our Applications Theater on a demo of Quest Atlantis, an online 3D world for 4th-6th graders to learn about art, the environment, and more.

Everyone was enjoying themselves during a fun-filled evening powered by broadband and enabled by applications.

Sure YouTube is great, and TV shows coming online is nice, but where the real future of the Internet lies is in applications. Not limited to a narrow niche of techies, but applications that inspire the masses and enable them to live a better life.

Now I’m off to help make sure the rest of the Expo can live up to the high bar we set on Day 1.

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