AS THE PRESENCE of IEEE 802.11x access points increases in airports, restaurants, hotels, homes, corporate campuses, and other public access locations, IBM and others are beginning to talk about the creation of a single, virtual WLAN (wireless LAN) with seamless coverage across North America.

I imagine a huge network of “echos” like we had on the BBSs – a modern Fido-net. Hopefully this will be possible without any central anything.

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