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Entries from February 2009

The Wi-Fi God Is My Co-pilot

February 24th, 2009 · Tags: Airports · Arts · Cities · Wi-Fi

“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 […]

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The Modern, The Wi-Fi, The Art

February 22nd, 2009 · Tags: Arts · Cities · Wi-Fi

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 […]

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Tech Gave Me My Birthday Cake; I Ate It Too — It Rock!

February 20th, 2009 · Tags: Arts · Satire · Sports · Wi-Fi

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.

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Tech Should Ante Up Pirate’s Ransom, Hang On To Leach Bootay

February 18th, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Satire · Sports · Wi-Fi

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 […]

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Troubles For In-The-Sky Wi-Fi?

February 18th, 2009 · Tags: Airports · Gadgets · Wi-Fi

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.

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Wi-Fi Alliance Sets The Bar High In Technology Sector

February 16th, 2009 · Tags: Gadgets · Wi-Fi

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. […]

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Have Your People Follow My People

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 […]

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I Love This Job

February 14th, 2009 · Tags: Uncategorized

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American Airlines Gogo — Mixed Review in The Journal

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.’” […]

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Rare Book Store — DFW Boasts THE Legacy Books

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. […]

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