On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 12:37 PM, Jasper Bryant-Greene <jasper@unleash.co.nz> wrote:
The technology sounds cool, but do we really want to carry over the
phone numbers? Are they really that ingrained in the consciousness of
everyone that we can't come up with something better?

It's not (just) about keeping phone numbers, it's about interoperability.  There's over 4 Billion phone lines (wired + wireless) out there at the moment.  If you can come up with something better than will still allow those 4 billion lines to easily be able to reach me (and me reach them) by giving them something as simple as a phone number then I suspect you're on the way to making a lot of money :)

Until that happens, we're stuck with phone numbers, for better of worse...