NC Media Watch

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Sunday, March 13, 2005

WiFi Your Business

Glenn Renolds law school professor and nationally recognized uber blogger, is always looking for convenient broadband connection for some quick web logging. This morning he was at the car wash.
I'M AT THE CAR WASH (FREE WI-FI!) watching Henry Kissinger and Richard Holbrooke talk about Syria and Lebanon on CNN. Kissinger expects Syria to play "cheat and retreat," while Holbrooke seems a bit more hopeful.
posted at 01:40 PM.
Many Grass Valley Bed & Breakfasts and hotels are adding free WiFi, and the two Flower Gardens both have free access. I see 4-5 users in the Glenbrook Flower Garden everyday with their laptops open. On the other hand, Starbucks, which charges six dollars and hour, rarely has anyone with a laptop open. More local businesses, where people have to wait or gather, should consider adding free WiFi as a business attraction. For example, the 10 Minute lub shops that always take 30 to 40 minutes of your time, the barbershops where the wait can be an hour or more, and car washes that do detailing. I am sure you can think of even more places that could benefit from this new technology. How about your local pub?

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