Aswath is a friend, is someone who I really feel is working way below his abilities. He's one of the smartest telecom people I know and he blogs. No often, but when he does, he provides really solid technical insight.
In an era where so much of how we decide is based on analysis, it's good to know that some technical people help keep things in balance by explaining why it's so or NOT.
Unfortunately most of the analysis, mine included, is usually based more on "business smarts" not on the technology itself. While the tech may be boring, the marketing story tends to get told. The more we can get the why it works, how it works and what it means into the mix, the better our understanding of emerging technologies will be.
Aswath does that very well, and for that we thank him.