Howard Rheingold (hlr) Thu 6 Mar 03 09:44
I'm putting the compost in the corn beds as we speak. Well, not really. Later today!
Gail Williams (gail) Thu 6 Mar 03 09:45
Bruce Bartholomew (blackbart) Thu 19 Jun 03 10:24
Hi Howard, I read your book a month ago. I found it to be educational about the emerging technologies and potential of Wi-Fi access, however I remained skeptical about the adoption of local open ended Wi-Fi access. I did appreciate you candor at the end of the book illuminating the current limitations of the Smart Mob revolution. Nonetheless, Michael Oh in Boston has found a way to make money and provide free Wi-Fi access using NewburyOpen.net. Apparently this story was in Wired News, so I'm sure you have heard about it. Is there any Wi-Fi free access comparable to NewburyOpen.net in the Bay Area or Web sites tracking Wi-Fi accessibility for people who prefer to compute in public places?
Howard Rheingold (hlr) Wed 25 Jun 03 09:49
Bruce, go to http://www.smartmobs.com and use the search feature and I'm sure you will find links to info about WiFi access in San Francisco.
Brian Slesinsky (bslesins) Mon 14 Jul 03 10:12
Thought this was interesting: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy http://www.shirky.com/writings/group_enemy.html "So these are human patterns that have shown up on the Internet, not because of the software, but because it's being used by humans. Bion has identified this possibility of groups sandbagging their sophisticated goals with these basic urges. And what he finally came to, in analyzing this tension, is that group structure is necessary. Robert's Rules of Order are necessary. Constitutions are necessary. Norms, rituals, laws, the whole list of ways that we say, out of the universe of possible behaviors, we're going to draw a relatively small circle around the acceptable ones."
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