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Thursday, June 27, 2002

Water, Electricity, Public Radio and Television, Public Libraries...let's cut to the chase: ubiquitous Internet should be on this list.

David Bowie think "Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity."  Maybe, but I sure as hell think internet access should be like water and electricity...and that they ultimately will be.  But do we have to go through several failed business epochs until we reach that point?   Public Libraries, water, electricity, and public broadcasting--all ubiquitous, affordable, available to all not in some ideal world, but in this one.  let's cut to the chase:  ubiquitous Internet should be on this list, and the sooner the better.

David Bowie in the NYTimes

"I don't even know why I would want to be on a label in a few years, because I don't think it's going to work by labels and by distribution systems in the same way," he said. "The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it's not going to happen. I'm fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years, and authorship and intellectual property is in for such a bashing."

"Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity," he added. "So it's like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You'd better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that's really the only unique situation that's going to be left. It's terribly exciting. But on the other hand it doesn't matter if you think it's exciting or not; it's what's going to happen."

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Bryant Park Wireless Network - NYCwireless and Bryant Park would like to announce that the Bryant Park Wireless Network, powered by NYCwireless is now available to the public. The network is up and running, and we invite people to come and use it. Bryant Park is located in midtown Manhattan, adjacent to the New York Public Library Main Branch, on Sixth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. For more info.

NYCwireless Mission Statement v1.01

[sigma] Provide Free Public Wireless Internet Service - NYCwireless provides free wireless Internet service using wireless technology to mobile users in public spaces throughout the New York City metropolitan area. These public spaces include parks, coffee shops, and building lobbies. NYCwireless intends to work with public and other nonprofit organizations to bring broadband wireless Internet to under-served communities.

[sigma] Provide a Forum for Wireless Networking - NYCwireless provides a forum for technical and non-technical issues of wireless Internet technology especially for those interested in building wireless community networks. Through online discussion groups, workshops and meetings, NYCwireless provides information about wireless internet technology to individuals wishing to provide their own wireless access points as well as developers of wireless technology. The organization seeks to promote the development of wireless software applications based on the open source model. The organization also seeks to promote the research, development, and use of the next generation of mobile ad-hoc wireless mesh networks.

[sigma] Advocate of Wireless Community Networking - NYCwireless serves as an advocacy group for wireless community networking. Through a business outreach program, communication with the press and participation in conferences, NYCwireless seeks to educate the general public and businesses about the benefits of wireless community networking. NYCwireless seeks to utilize existing wireless technologies and incorporate evolving wireless technologies as they become available.

[sigma] Emergency Communications Network - NYCwireless seeks to work with city, state, federal, and other authorities and organizations to build an Emergency Communications IP network in conjunction with the existing NYCwireless networks.

NYCwireless is an affiliate of FreeNetworks.Org

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