RETURN ON TECHNOLOGY: Talking over the Internet may be your answer

Some technologies are born inefficient, some achieve inefficiency, and some have inefficiency thrust upon them. Your computer, for example, is horribly inefficient, in an engineering sense. It sits and does nothing most of the day. It wasn't born inefficient. It can be hooked to other computers to maximize its downtime, if you like. But your telephone is another matter. It's intrinsically inefficient, and not just because it isn't in use most of the time. It's also because when you're on...

 

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