The BBC reported today on a study done by the Pew Internet and American Life Project which finds that people who use wireless internet access are more involved in the internet than those who do not. I’d like to know who thought it might’ve been any different.
Think with me. User one has a desktop sitting in the corner of their bedroom with internet access, he’s busily wasting precious time waiting for myspace to load and error and his wife calls for dinner. He must leave his computer or risk being inserted bodily into the cyber world of myspace by way of a hole in his monitor made by his head following a massive shock from the rear of the head courtesy of said wife waiting with dinner. Now see user two, with his laptop and wireless internet access conveniently available from a neighbor with an IQ less than pi, who despite all the warning and handy setup options from his wireless setup wizard, did not set up any security. His wife calls for dinner as he savily updates his Facebook profile. He brings his laptop with him to the table and he and his wife, both on their respective laptops, proceed to have a quiet candle-lit dinner, exchanging sweet nothings using over Google-talk via the Jabber protocol on the Meebo.com website.
Seriously, who thought it could be any other way. Geeks rule.