- 18/ 1/ 2005 <--Prev : Next-->
"Wireless" is the buzz word of the 21st century, you have not reached
the in crowd electronically if you are not totally "wireless."
Now to the uneducated, being "wireless " means that you can open your
computer and tap into random wireless airwaves instantly, wherever you
are thus giving you access to e mail and internet at the "wave" of a
Homes should be wireless, offices should be wireless, hotels and
airports should all be wireless and by the turn of the next decade we
will all be totally wired, I gather, wherever we may be in the world.
HeeHoo emanates from a family of gadget and gizmo geeks. (Except for
the little sister who is a tad electronically challenged).
If there is a new gadget on the market, HeeHoo must have it immediately
if not sooner and his latest gadget (apart from his electronic rain
gauge !!) is a tiny beeper which locates wireless airwaves.
Rather on the lines of one of those metal detectors that you see people
using on beaches to find metal objects, this new gadget will find
wireless beams wherever they are. And if you are lucky you can tap into
them either for free or by the swipe of a card !!
Heewhoo cannot function without his e mail, it is rather like an
extension of his being, where HeeHoo is, there is his computer , and
there MUST be internet access in order to be able to make him complete.
His idea of a holiday is not to inspect the beaches and museums, not to
visit galleries and shops, but to find a spot where there is wireless
internet access, where he can work all day and all night if he so
pleases, and to thereby find his own particular brand of happiness.
Starbucks is a good wireless spot in most parts of the world, and bliss
is to be had not only in copious cups of Starbucks coffee, but Bliss is
also to be found in the use of their internet facility for a modest
But if there is no Starbucks around one can covertly take clandestine
advantage of someone else's private airwaves, which I gather are
transmitted for quite a nice radius around the neighbourhood.
Shee Hoo and her motley crew while on Summer School in London last
year, found that if they placed the ironing board out of their 3rd
floor apartment window, and then placed their computers precariously
right at the end of the ironing board, they could pick up a wireless
signal of the hapless fellow who lived across the courtyard to them !!
Its not really thievery per se, they tell me, just ingenuity !!