The Economist surveys wireless present, future: The latest issue of the Economist (April 26) has a comprehensive survey by Kenneth Cukier, their telecoms reporter, on the pervasiveness of wireless communications. As he notes in the opening essay, one computer scientist he spoke with estimates that the Internet could contain a trillion devices within 15 to 20 years, most of them wireless. The survey covers mobile phones, short-range wireless technology, and even wireless power.
Fon adds host-based hotspot software: A beta of Fon's software for Mac (Intel) and Linux operating systems is out, allowing users to run a Fon hotspot on a computer with a wired or 3G connection. Of course, you can already share a connection via Wi-Fi without Fon's network features under Mac OS X, most Unix/Linux flavors with good networking support, and Windows XP and Vista.
India proposes free broadband for all by 2009: But it might kill telecoms.