Friday, September 01, 2006

Takin' it to the streets

The BBC News technology team spent the day in Norwich yesterday, putting the city center's WiFi network to the test and pondering just how feasible a nomadic work situation is in the current technology environment. Check out their experiences here. Predictably, it appears that most of the problems encountered involved human error, environmental factors such as noise, and first and foremost, battery life. Perhaps WiFi-enabled city centers should be equipped with work stations fitted to stationary exercise bikes, which could generate electricity to recharge laptops of nomadic workers - this could also be a secret weapon in the UK's War on Obesity. Note that Skype is mentioned no fewer than five times.

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