Mesh networking

The Grauniad have an article describing mesh networking, the new idea where every node on a Wi-Fi network becomes a repeater, which means that as you get more people on the network it becomes easier to use, not harder (as with mobile phone networks). I think that this is a great idea — sadly, it doesn’t solve the current problem of how you get broadband in the middle of nowhere (because the theory behind mesh is that there are lots of other Wi-Fi people around you — imagine that everyone has a warchalking symbol on their forehead), but it would still be very cool. And, to boot, it stiffs the mobile phone companies who blew billions of pounds on 3G technologies that are going nowhere. That’ll teach them to rip off customers, won’t it? ——-

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