[FoRK] Portable hotspots (or, why the iPad doesn't need 3G / future of Bluetooth questionable?)
sean at conman.org
Tue Feb 2 14:13:27 PST 2010
It was thus said that the Great Jeff Bone once stated:
> (Like removable media
> before it, this idea of a direct WAN connection + Wi-Fi in every
> mobile device is daft. That won't keep millions from buying into the
> notion before they find that the friction of having to manage this on
> lots of devices becomes prohibitive.)
I think this is where the confusion happened. I know I didn't understand
what you were talking about. In my line of work  we have a customer who
does WAN Wi-Fi (wireless networking that's measured in miles, not feet), and
our own network has what amounts to a 50 mile ethernet cable (connecting
computers in Boca Raton, Florida to computers down in Miami . Without
further clarification, it was difficult to understand what you were saying.
Also, I take it you have issues with laptops with both ethernet *and* wi-fi?
In addition, I don't understand the removable media bit.
-spc (For pennance, write a 500 word essay in the differences between
LANs, WANs and MANs ... )
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