Post I.T. - Washington Post Technology Blog Frank Ahrens Sara Goo Sam Diaz Mike Musgrove Alan Sipress Yuki Noguchi Post I.T.
Tech Podcast
The Bloggers
Subscribe to this Blog

FCC Chairman Hearts Springsteen, iPhone App for Kids

Okay, here's what we've gleaned this week about Julius Genachowski, head of the Federal Communications Commission.

He's into the Boss and digs educational iPhone apps for his kids.

This week, he spoke at a music policy conference and explained net neutrality through Bruce Springsteen lyrics.

Today, in front of a convention hall full of wireless industry executives and developers, he talked about the power of mobile technology and how it is teaching kids to shoot for the stars.

"On a clear night last week I was outside with my kids and my iPhone. We were using an app called Star Walk. When you point it up, you can see dynamic images of the stars and constellations. After playing with it for a minute my 5-year-old daughter pointed to the sky and said: "There's Pegasus." As they say, "priceless."

Well actually, it was $4.95, happily paid.

By Cecilia Kang  |  October 7, 2009; 1:33 PM ET  | Category:  Cecilia Kang
Previous: FCC Chair to Wireless Industry: More Spectrum Coming ... And Net Neutrality Rules | Next: AT&T Mobility CEO on Net Neutrality: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

Add Post I.T. to Your Site
Stay on top of the latest Post I.T. news! This easy-to-use widget is simple to add to your own Web site and will update every time there's a new installment of Post I.T.
Get This Widget >>

Blogs That Reference This Entry

TrackBack URL for this entry:


Please email us to report offensive comments.

The comments to this entry are closed.


© 2010 The Washington Post Company