Bill Gurley dances on Bluetooth's grave, chortling: Gurley is a long-time analyst of Internet companies and technologies, and has always had a very straightforward, non-hype view of the future. This column addresses why Bluetooth is too far behind 802.11x to catch up, and why cable replacement technology is already outdated. (Last year, I had a number of manufacturers insist that Bluetooth would persist because 802.11b chipset costs would remain too high. Doesn't seem like that's a problem any more.)
MobileStar not keen on intra-U.S. roaming: MobileStar is seeking out wired ISPs as partners in the U.S., and wireless outside national boundaries, but is not keen on forging relationships that would extend beyond its Starbucks and related partnerships and hotspots.
Life after AirPort: a sophisticated network user upgrades to an SMC gateway: this brief but excellent account runs through many of the concerns and configuration issues of getting what you need out of an inexpensive access point. The writer also notes quite clearly that he uses SSH and SSL for all his network traffic, avoiding pitfalls with WEP.