April 3, 2008
Public access to Wi-Fi is getting better. In some places. There’s always Starbucks, but it isn’t exactly free, and it still is possible (but getting rarer) to find yourself more than 300 feet from one.
Still, even when it’s nearby doesn’t mean it’s convenient. I really wanted to stream video from SXSW a few weeks ago from my Nokia N95, but even if I found a hotspot, there was no easy way to navigate the login page.
Likewise the Eye-Fi card in my camera. I can log my iPhone into a hotspot, but it’s a pain in the butt.