Friday, March 25, 2005
A Technology Consumers Won't Embrace

Ever need to phone 7,000 people at once?
    If you ever need to get in touch with several--or several thousand--people at once, Send Word Now has the software for you.

    The New York City-based start-up is promoting a communication application at PC Forum that lets a user type a message on a PC that then transforms into a phone call to a few people, or a few thousand. (PC Forum is owned by CNET Networks, owner of

    Though the urgent message currently needs to be typed into a PC (or broadcast from a company's server farm), on April 7, Send Word Now will announce that customers can broadcast messages with a Palm handheld.
Wonder how companies will use this technology, huh? Two words: Phone Spam.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."