Wednesday, January 16, 2013
T-37 : Wireless Weavings
I'm reading a book right now that's set in Ireland about 100 years ago. They've referred multiple times to "the wireless". In this context they mean a radio that could receive over-the-air broadcast transmissions. I can only imagine how novel a concept it was for them in that day. The concept of "wireless" has changed over the years. As a child I first remember wireless telephones that allowed us to talk while moving from room to room without any cord. Now the word "wireless" seems to always be tied to Internet transmissions. Most homes seem to have a "wireless router" that magically creates Wi-Fi so that they can connect to the Internet through their laptop, tablet, or other device. Wireless has come a long way, baby. What will it mean in 20 years?