The War for Cell Phones

March 28, 2003

It seems that one of the reasons we are invading Iraq is to ensure that they have a good wireless communications infrastructure. This InternetNews.com story, covers the introduction of a bill by Congressman Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.) Wednesday, demanding that the Department of Defense and USAID show favor to CDMA (define) technology made by San Diego-based QUALCOMM (Quote, Company Info).

And here I was worried that we were invading a sovereign nation because of greedy, capitalistic oil companies. Silly me. It's for the greedy, capitalistic wireless companies. Gosh, I feel so much better now.

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Mark H. Nichols

I am a husband, cellist, code prole, nerd, technologist, and all around good guy living and working in fly-over country. You should follow me on Twitter.