Google may convert New York City phone booths into Wi-Fi hot spots

  1. Back in 2012, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg first tossed an idea to convert the NYC's thousands of largely unused phone booths into something useful. Two years later, Mayor Bill de Blasio has revived interest in the plan, vowing to create...

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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,973   +2,527

    That's just super. Now you won't be able to make an emergency phone call, unless you beat some out of work yuppie's azz, and shoo him off the web. After, he's only got 99 more resumes to post, and his needs are much more important that yours, right?
  3. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Maniac Posts: 241   +168

    Have you ever found a bit of news interesting or exciting while reading this site?

    From your posting history, I'm pretty sure you don't live in NYC so this wouldn't impact upon you. And you seem to be confusing wi-fi with PC terminals. No one would ever be in the phone boxes, so sadly you'd have to refrain from "beating" the "yuppies" that you live nowhere near.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,973   +2,527

    Wow, the noobs are checking out my posting history, whoopee. Does this mean I'm a historical figure?:p

    Have you ever found anything here you didn't find, "interesting or exciting"? Have you ever seen anyhing at this site that you didn't take literally, word for word? Because that's just as sad in it's own right.

    Turning every phone booth into a wi-fi spot would necessitate every poor or homeless individual having a wireless connection. But why should you care?

    (And yes, I'm assuming that all the land lines would be removed. (Progress!) I suppose that remains to be seen).

    Is New York City that different from the rest of the world. Or do you just think you're so very special?

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