James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Steve Jobs knew what the Internet was really for way back in 1996

Way back in 1996 —  just a little after eBay, years before PayPal, and well before today's announcement of a "buy" button on Pinterest  — late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs knew that the true kings of the Internet would be those who knew how to sell a product.
In an interview for Wired's February 1996 issue, entitled "Steve Jobs: The Next Great Thing," the Apple co-founder talked about his vision for where this still-new "Web" thing was going.