Let\'s Hurry Up with the WiFi, Borders Is!
Alleged menace to public (and academic?) libraries, Borders Group, has teamed with Intel to provide \"high-speed wireless Internet access to customers at more than 400 Borders Books & Music® locations nationwide.\"
Nowhere in full article does it state if this access will be available to the public for free of for a cost.
Borders has hooked up with Intel® for this venture. Intel® is promoting their Intel® Centrino(TM) mobile technology not only in these outlets, but also Hilton hotels and resorts. [link goes to article and list of hotels] and McDonald\'s.
If libraries can\'t be on the cutting edge of this technology, we at least need to be ready and implement it before it gets totally mainstream. While I wish libraries could introduce this technology to everyone, it isn\'t happening that way. The news about Intel® promoting their product is heartening, though, becasue I\'m ready to be connected all of the time.
See Wireless Librarian for articles and a list of libraries implementing wireless technology.