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Take the Wi-Fi train to Tokyo, Japan, and the Narita Airport!: In a very cool development, one I was pushing for months and months ago, a Japanese commuter train and airport connection service is offering premium riders Wi-Fi access in a free trial. The train uses 3G cellular data, but a satellite connection could certainly work just as well -- there are lots of existing mobile satellite service offerings at sea and on land. [via Jim Thompson]
Glenn weighs in on warchalking: My take on warchalking in the New York Times Circuits section (out in Thursday's print paper). I try to skirt the line between enthusiasm, because it's catchy, and skepticism over its staying power. The Times style guide forced the word into two parts: war chalking. They don't like neologisms over at the NYT.
Intersil and Sychip want to stuff Wi-Fi into the Secure Digital format: many devices support and more will suport this form factor, so it would be a great development to have a Wi-Fi card with the power and signal requirements to fit this slot. [via Alan Reiter]
Jeremy Wagstaff of the Far Eastern Economic Review raves about Wi-Fi: he thinks he's an early adopter, but, sorry, Jeremy, you're late to this party -- even for the FEER audience! The Eastern Economies are full of innovative Wi-Fi deployments. There's still a full keg and plenty of kazoos, though, so join in. [via Alan Reiter]
Washington Software Association's Wireless Special Interest Group has its first panel tomorrow night: if you're in the Seattle area, you can learn more about "Breaking down barriers in the European Market." Jim Harkins, the organizer, has arranged for three great panelists: Robert Fredrick from Amazon.com, Brian Hill from Mobiliss, and STS Prasad from Aventeon. The meeting is at Starbucks corporate headquarters, July 11, 6 to 8 pm.