For several months we've heard readers' favorite broadband applications. Music and games have been the most frequently mentioned. This month we look at a new offering for US sports fans, and at digital magazines in the context of tablet PCs and smart displays to read them on. Add in other applications which are really painful on dial-up. There's no killer app, but we wonder if, by accretion, applications are adding up to "enough to matter".
Compelling Broadband Applications -- More From Our Readers (BBHR 10/8/2002)
Last month (see below), we shared an example of a broadband application we find compelling and solicited inputs on YOUR favorites. Here are a couple of the responses we got: PC software updates, and GamesMania .
Compelling Broadband Applications -- Listen.com's Rhapsody service (BBHR 7/31/2002)
There's a growing debate about why broadband adoption isn't growing more quickly -- is it caused by availability, price, or the lack of compelling applications and content. We think the answer is a combination of these factors, but there are still few applications to differentiate broadband from dial-up. We share some thoughts on one we really like and ask you, our reader, to tell us what applications YOU find most compelling right now.