Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tokyo homeworking

If you've ever planned to be a homeworker in Japan, then you'll be interested in this story in today's Guardian. Essentially, the city is experimenting with a massive wi-fi infrastructure so you'll be able to hook up whatever portable device you have and download whatever information you want wherever you are in town. Project leader Ken Sakamura is quoted as saying: "The technology is a double-edged sword. Ubiquitous networks will be great for teleworking, working from where you like with a small terminal linked to embedded computers or multiple tags linked to a big server, but it also means the boss knows exactly where you are."

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