Hotel WiFi Woes

This post refers to

Joe Sharkey of the NY Times on hotel WiFi:

Largely because of the broad use of iPads and other mobile tablets, which are heavy users of video streaming, the guest room Wi-Fi networks that most hotels thought they had brought up to standard just a few years ago are now often groaning under user demands.

This amplifies the problems that exist when non-tech businesses try to do tech-related things. The problem is that in technology “bringing up to standard” doesn’t mean making it acceptable now. Technology moves too fast. You have to think five steps ahead, not zero.

I get aggravated when I stay at a hotel, especially a nice one in a big city that doesn’t even offer paid WiFi in their rooms. I don’t care if it’s free or paid, but have something. And if it’s paid, it better be fast and reliable. I am not counting on it though.

(via Ben Brooks)