Cranky on city-wide wi-fi and iPod Nano video

by David Spark on September 17, 2009

Do you think city-wide wi-fi is dead? Do you think the video camera on the iPod Nano is going to open up a whole new world of family movies?

David Spark on Cranky Geeks
Those were just a couple of the topics discussed on today’s episode of Cranky Geeks with John C. Dvorak. I was on with Martin Sargent who co-hosts “This Week in Fun” on and co-crank, Sebastian Rupley. I think city-wide wi-fi is dead simply because all the attempts in this city failed miserably, every time I’ve tried city-wide wi-fi the connectivity has been horrible, and there are plenty of other technologies like WiMAX and 3G that supersede the need for the patchwork coverage that would be necessary for city-wide wi-fi.

As for the iPod Nano opening up a whole world of new family movies. I argue that people still freak out when a camera is turned on them, and Martin cogently pointed out that no one ever edits or posts any of those home movies they shoot. Watch the episode.

And as a bonus, here’s a short video I shot just before we all went on air. Watch in full HD.

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