We can't quite picture WiMax becoming as ubiquitous and cheap as Wi-Fi in two years, but Intel can: Intel stands by its expectation that WiMax technology will be embedded in its notebook computers by 2006. What will these transceivers pick up? Hard to tell. WiMax isn't poised at the moment to become a mobile or fixed public space replacement for Wi-Fi or for cellular 3G. But Intel must expect it's on track for that. But remember that Intel put 802.11b into its first-generation Centrinos and has only recently added an 802.11g option into Centrino's successor.