“What a small world” is not a cliche. It is a truism that applies pretty much every day … seems like. This morning, I was standing in line at an American Airlines gate, checking a bag to Cleveland. (I am going there for some Wi-Fi and also a little “Dirty Jobs”-like action.) I heard a [...]
Entries from February 2009
If for no other reason than my membership expires in a week, today I rushed over to The Modern art museum in Fort Worth to check out the Wi-Fi. And of course, while I was there, I sampled the “decor” in Tadao Ando’s architectural showpiece. Actually, there was another reason. As of late, PingWi-Fi is [...]
Well … the universe is right again. For my birthday yesterday, Texas Tech gave me everything I wanted. The university signed a new $12.7 million contract extension with the “Wizard of No Wood” — coach Mike Leach out on the barren South Plains.
As I pinged my way through the heart of San Francisco several months ago, I spotted a TV crew, and being the publicity-needy waif that I am, I got right in the middle of them. They were shooting a pilot for MTV, and they ended up interviewing me. The only reason they gave me the [...]
As reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Entire story Delta Sued For Inflight Wi-Fi Service By Kelly Yamanouchi Delta Air Lines and its in-flight Wi-Fi service provider have been sued by a Massachusetts company for patent infringement.
It has been several months since I had the chance to speak to Edgar Figueroa of the Wi-Fi Alliance. To establish the timeframe, he and I talked one or two days before Michael Crabtree of Texas Tech made that highlight reel, last-minute catch and scored to upset the then #1 ranked Texas Longhorns in football. [...]
February 16th, 2009 · Tags: Satire
Are you on Twitter? I know, I know. It is such a silly name it is difficult to take it seriously. But I must confess it is a pretty cool way to get the word out. If you are already among the twitterati, I invite you to follow us. Look for @PingWiFi (no hyphen on [...]
February 14th, 2009 · Tags: Uncategorized
February 12th, 2009 · Tags: Airports
Nice piece on Wi-Fi in the Sky, from The Wall Street Journal: “The world now has one less place to escape from constant connection. Indeed, upon returning to New York last week, I told a co-worker about my in-flight Internet experience and the first words out of his mouth were, ‘That just ruined my life.’” [...]
February 11th, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops
After reviewing Wi-Fi in 50 cities & counting, the thought occurred, “Hey, why not take a look at wireless Internet in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex?“. Yes, why not? So, we have done a few Wi-Fi test runs at the new Omni Hotel in Fort Worth at night, with more in the works for that venue. [...]