802.11b Survey Map of NYC
December 12, 2002 6:04 AM   Subscribe

802.11b Survey Map of NYC Following the NYC Bloggers Map, what else should mapped in NYC, smoking rooms?
posted by Voyageman (17 comments total)
Now, I don't work in marketing, but I know a good product name when I say one. And "802.11B" just has that certain je ne sais quai about it.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:10 AM on December 12, 2002

Database: $10,000. Ouch!
posted by drinkcoffee at 6:17 AM on December 12, 2002

Mo, I don't suppose you have any maps of New York do you?
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:38 AM on December 12, 2002

the most important one - and judging by the tales I've heard of people mapping the NYC Wireless survey, the one they forgot:

Guide to Public Bathrooms in NYC whether or not they're clean is another question
posted by KnitWit at 7:18 AM on December 12, 2002

Some more. Includes ZIP codes (handy when using Moviefone; that one's only Manhattan, but all the boroughs).

And here's an even more comprehensive bathroom guide.
posted by staggernation at 7:21 AM on December 12, 2002

Cool, I can see my system on 95th and b-way. I never carry a patch cable around any more with my laptop; I've been able to open up the laptop and find free access almost anywhere I go. The revolution is here.
posted by mtstover at 8:25 AM on December 12, 2002

Cool. Thank's Mo. Now I know where Riker's Island was. I always figured it was much further north of NYC than it acutally it.
posted by thewittyname at 8:39 AM on December 12, 2002

than it actually is

posted by thewittyname at 8:40 AM on December 12, 2002

"Does the wireless network pose a health hazard? - No, the wireless network does not pose any health risk. It uses radio signals well within the spectrum of safety. The technology used to send signals is well established, and has been in use for some time before being employed in the network environment. While there will always be controversy over the safety of exposure to radio signals, it is something we are exposed to whether we have a wireless network or not. Concerns over safety of cell phones do not apply to wireless network" -- Paul V. Galvin Library FAQ, Illlinois Institute of Technology ..... I sure hope they are right.
posted by Voyageman at 8:46 AM on December 12, 2002

802.11b is the name of the standard. Something to do with IEEE hierarchies set up long ago, I expect. The marketing name, which of course nobody (who actually knows the stuff) uses, is Wi-Fi.
posted by dhartung at 8:51 AM on December 12, 2002

Excellent now all I need is a laptop with a 802.11b card.
posted by riffola at 9:24 AM on December 12, 2002

I miss Ricochet...they shut down just before I got my laptop...sigh.
posted by Vidiot at 9:49 AM on December 12, 2002

If Mo has no mo here's a few mo:

Saul Steinberg's View of the World from 9th Avenue

and the map of New Yorkistan
posted by beagle at 9:52 AM on December 12, 2002

I used to work for Marcos. I helped him build part of this one afternoon. He drove, I kept the mapping toys on my lap.

I got car sick.
posted by swerdloff at 10:34 AM on December 12, 2002

Yeah, I'm ready to spend $10,000 for data from people who can't even spell "Internet" right in the header logo of their site.
posted by chris24 at 3:15 PM on December 12, 2002

chris24, thank you for pointing out that gem!
posted by riffola at 3:33 PM on December 12, 2002

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