Mezzo Cafe Mocha

Aug 08 2004

After the interview, I had some time to kill before Peter showed up. I eagerly latched on to a nearby cafe’s wireless network and caught up on three days of computer geekery. eBay transactions, e-mails, IRC friends, blogs, and loaded RSS feeds were waiting for me. The next several days we lived by bouncing between open wireless access points. When we first arrived in Seattle, though, and wardrove through downtown with a “ting” sound to alert us to open wireless networks, there was a ting every two to three seconds. This is an unwired town. In fact, this very shop contained eleven customers, _ten_ of whom were using notebook computers. By the way, I think I could get used to this whole Seattle coffee thing.