Thinking about cutting the cable

One of the first policy initiatives for a ‘Connected Canada’ was the community access program. Funding for CAP sites provided basis hardware, software, connectivity, and some training. Wireless has given CAP new meaning. The wireless bandit blog calls these, Confirmed Access Points. Basically, geographic locations from which one can connect to the net and surf or send email.

People using wireless sometimes forget to set the security properly. Connections become available to anyone with a wireless (WiFi) card and the patience to locate the signal. Security risks aside, what if the person wanted to share the signal? Or communicate with someone in the area? Matching roaming profiles that offered options for self-disclosure when conditions met?

As technology blurs boundaries and geography in human exchange, it also pinpoints our location on the planet and tracks movement from cell to cell.

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Community, systems, design, collaboration, change, evidence, Intelligent Accountability(c)
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