I'm back in Seattle after a week of sucking watermelons through a 56K modem straw. I'd forgotten how spoiled I am by broadband.
Boeing's Connexion service gets go-ahead: Feds approve further testing of the in-flight broadband service. A competing offering from Tenzing Communications was slated to use Wi-Fi in-flight rather than wired special connections as Boeing is apparently planning. No word lately from Tenzing, however.
Convergence of FireWire/IEEE 1394 and 802.11a? This somewhat obscure story appears to draw a connection between the high-speed FireWire standard marketed by Apple (and by other vendors as i.Link or IEEE 1394) and Wi-Fi5 or 802.11a. Adding to my confusion is the mention of 802.11e in the article, which, to my knowledge, is focusing on scheduling issues: how to get different kinds of data assigned to different degrees of priority. Clarification, anyone?