Wi-Fi on Campus II


Pete Kruckenberg sent me a reference to a Wired story on Wi-Fi on campus after reading my recent article. Pete says "Just like any other technology, Wi-Fi requires that the classroom dynamics and methods be changed to incorporate and use it. " One of the points that the article makes, and with which I agree wholeheartedly, is that there's no telling what will happen on campus when you give everyone access to ubiquitous wireless networking. College students are incredibly innovative and, contrary to what they commonly believe, have a lot of time on their hands to play around with the technology. Just one small example: last week when I was at the BYU CS department, there was a robot running around the third floor. It was using the building Wi-Fi for access, not some special connection. Its just part of the infrastructure that researchers count on now.