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Just another WiFi hobo link. I find this interesting. I hope someone who knows more than I about it comments on it. I'm wondering if there are significant ramifications.

Then, on June 24, Hammersley's friend, information architect Matt Jones, posted a set of rune-like symbols to his Web site designed to alert Internet users when and where wireless broadband was available. The idea: Create a set of international road signs to the Internet. Two half-moons chalked on a pavement or a wall indicate that a connection is available. A full circle informs would-be surfers that the node is closed.

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jul2002/tc2002073_1130.htm

When I say "significant ramifications" I don't mean financially. There aren't many signficant financial ramifications to being a hobo. But I mean socially and culturally. I'm wondering if, say, I can now go to Paris and easily hook up online for free instead of using net cafes. I'm wondering if I can go from point to point in LA and post in the middle of my day while I'm putzing around. But yes, maybe also professionally. I'm wondering if I can take my Vaio to the right library that's near a node and send my email from the node without signing up for a library computer and without going home.

jps, prospective wireless hobo
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