bob at sinister.com
Tue Aug 5 13:26:55 CDT 2008
On Tue, 5 Aug 2008, Todd Boyle wrote:
> I love your footnotes!
I think his .sig is too long to the point of absurdity.
> Re. the CUWIN wireless mesh apparatus, isn't it completely obsoleted by
> products like Meraki that do the same thing for $50 without requiring
> technical expertise? This is just the march of time, the march of history.
Meraki is junk, and no longer $50. There's some replacement routers from
the open-mesh people, but I am concerned about their quality. Some boards
from places such as Gateworks seem to have a better build quality. Though
I cannot claim to be so widely experienced with the Meraki and open-mesh
> It seems to me the Meraki or CUWIN things still have niches in the US suburbs
> but they're pretty sparse, pretty narrow niches. Such as emergency
> connectivity, or a rare cirucmstances of gamers or file sharers who happen to
> live nearby, and happen to have that rare combination of social
> affinity/trust and technical savvy, etc. Very rare.
I disagree. There's still vast areas without broadband, right here in the
US. There's a wide variety of reasons why mesh wifi Internet is still
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