Urbin Report

Friday, May 27, 2005

A good time to shut down your hotspot...

Via Slashdot comes this story about a Seattle Coffeeshop that started shutting down it's free WiFi Hotspot on weekends.
This was done because of "six-to-eight hour Wi-Fi squatters, many of whom didn't even purchase anything."
That comes under the heading of serves them right.
Free WiFi in coffeeshops is a service to it's customers, not cyber-welfare.
If you are too cheap to buy your own broadband connection, you could at least buy a couple of non-fat, soy double caps while using the coffeeshop's connection.