Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Search for a Signal

We still haven't burned the bridge with Comcast, but here's how we'll survive if we do:

Google TiSP. Launched April 1, 2008, this free in-home wireless broadband service is still in beta, but looks promising. It uses innovative technology and nanobots to connect your (free) commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines.

FYI, it's also an elaborate April Fool's joke. Oh to have billions of dollars and a twisted sense of humor...

Meanwhile, in the real world, there are several ways to track down free WiFi without resorting to stealing your neighbors'. If you're interested, check out: wififreespot.com, JiWire.com, and (my favorite) openwifispots.com.

Anyway, even if the free wireless doesn't work out, we'll still have our DVD player and $1 movie rentals from Redbox DVD vending machines or their cousins/competitors, operated by DVDPlay. (By the way, you can throw out your Blockbuster membership card -- it's becoming increasingly irrelevant in the modern world.)

In the absence of all technology, there are still books, magazines, and endless entertainment opportunities provided by the summertime beauty of the great outdoors.

Of course, if all else fails, we'll have each other. And we do enjoy a good conversation.