Friday, April 29, 2005

Wi-Fly Network

The hipster-toy website endgadget has got the scoop on the latest Israeli competition for ADSL: Wi Fly: the pigeon network. The story"Pigeon Wireless Internet actually faster than ADSL" actually kinda, sorta makes sense.

Don't miss the flock of geeky bandwidth jokes in the comments. Didn't know there could be bandwidth jokes? Me neither. Just goes to show you how much I know. My personal favorite:
This is another take on a really old computer science maxim/joke. It used to be said that nothing beat the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes speeding along a freeway, but the latency was a bitch.
I'm tempted to make a serious point about latency issues in the wireless mesh networks that figure in some folks fantasies but hey, what fun would that be?

That wasn't outré enough? How about this update: "Snails are faster than ADSL." Take that Bill Oliver!

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