Ran­dall Stross has a dis­turb­ing ana­lys­is of the text mes­saging pri­cing struc­ture over at the NYT[1]. [1] http://ping.fm/wkUUs While this is a ana­lys­is of the US telco SMS stack, it’s pretty applic­able to the Aus­trali­an gang of four as well. An inter­est­ing (and some­what dis­turb­ing) read.


Hello. I’m Sasha Ger­rand, a soft­ware developer. I design and cre­ate high volume trans­ac­tional tech­no­logy (along with other things). I write code in Open Source pro­gram­ming lan­guages. I do things with data sources and trans­ac­tional sys­tems. I use vir­tu­al­ised machines for my server envir­on­ments. I spend a fair pro­por­tion of my days liv­ing in the shell. I like POSIX com­pli­ant oper­at­ing sys­tems and FOSS products.