Grassroots 802.11

Nicholas Negroponte (co-founder of my fine institution) has been hearalding the future of 802.11 for a few years now, claiming that a grassroots movement could undermine other wireless efforts. I’ve been skeptical in the past, but I can say at the moment I’m pretty happy with the free wireless connection I’m getting from some office across from my hotel. Of course I have to sit in one chair in the corner of my room, being very careful not to move an inch, but hey, I’m not complaining.