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Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Remember the news about how payphones are quickly dying out? Sure you do. Well, good news for those now-obsolete, aging hulks: Companies in Canada are devising ways of remaking payphones into high-speed wireless Internet dataports. These wireless hot-spots would be popular for mobile computing warriors who are working on the road. They might even draw slackers with nothing else to do.

I think this is a pretty cool idea. Makes perfect sense, as a lot of the wiring and such is already in place at each payphone terminal. So someone tell that dude who rips out decommissioned phones to stop!