Categories Random Links for 2005-01-17 Post author By Tom Coates Post date January 17, 2005 7 Comments on Links for 2005-01-17 All of the net, all of the time… Warning – I’m about to be really scathing about this…Could this article on wifi access in bars and cafes be the most tedious article ever written by a human being? ← Links for 2005-01-16 → Links for 2005-01-18 7 replies on “Links for 2005-01-17” Not only is it tedious, but it’s rather confused. In one paragraph he’ll talk about “signing up for wifi”, in the next he’ll talk about public hotspots, and then he says something about paying “45 pounds a month”. Surely in the midst of all that stodgy writing it would be simple enough to say “some places offer this service for free, in others you need to subscribe to a particular provider”? Tedious, confused, and also perhaps just a little bit late? Bill seems to think he’s been “living in the future” for the past few weeks, when surely, the majority of internet users have at least heard of WiFi if not got it themselves. It smacks a bit of “Hey! Look what cool thing I discovered!” and demands the reply “Yeah Bill, we knew about that two years ago” I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m currently paying BT less than £2/month for 500 mins of wi-fi a month, with roaming. Bill’s been stung! And could Bill be one of the least photogenic people working for the BBC? What’s he trying to achieve with that look? Tom Baker carried it off as Doctor Who, but really it doesn’t work as a sequel. You know, I hadn’t even followed your link and I knew it was a piece by Bill Thompson. I’m continually amazed as to why the BBC pay this man good money to write such inane drivel. Only two weeks ago, he produced an article about how much he hates the web over at Open Democracy. In fact, if you have any sense, you will stop yourself reading this rubbish – if enough of us do the same, his stats will drop, and they’ll ditch him. I really can’t tell I stopped reading after one paragraph^^ Comments are closed.