July 07, 2005

For the love of wifi and 110

So, I'm in Palo Alto all day for meetings and in between, trying to get on wifi to work.

Started out in Palo Alto at a cafe that has disconnected all its power outlets so people can't plug in (Torrefazzione on University -- bah to you guys). After a while, due to power needs, I had to move. Eventually ended up at a Starbucks, where I helped some people make a shared network so that they could all get on with one account (they were all buying food.. so why not, plus I really hate Starbucks, and they self-identified as 'rookies' for wifi.. so I felt like they could really use the help....) You know, I bought things at all of these places.. so I think the deal should be that if you buy, you get on and can get power.

I'd rather have wifi than food, but I'll buy food to get the wifi.

Posted by Mary Hodder at July 7, 2005 01:24 PM | TrackBack

Should have looked on Plazes (or asked a local)

Posted by: Ross Mayfield at July 7, 2005 03:40 PM

2 good places for wifi in downtown Palo Alto are the Apple Store (or the Borders opposite, whose outside tables are in range), and Il Fornaio's coffee shop

Posted by: Kevin Marks at July 9, 2005 01:18 AM