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inkwell.vue.166 : Howard Rheingold, Smart Mobs
permalink #276 of 280: 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!
  
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permalink #277 of 280: Gail Williams (gail) Thu 6 Mar 03 09:45
    
Nice!
  
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permalink #278 of 280: 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?
  
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permalink #279 of 280: 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.
  
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permalink #280 of 280: 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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