This rant is inspired by Jeremiah’s post Hotels: Donâ€™t Charge Us For Internet Use. (If you travel much, he also has some listed resources that you should check out)
I’m happy to say that after a month of being a bachelor in Bellevue (sounds like a bad reality show knock off) I finally have my family back with me.
I flew out on Friday to pick them up and drive back (we drove because it was easier than trying to fly the dog). It was a major pain to find a hotel that would give us two connected rooms, and allowed pets. We found the Hilton owned Double Tree properties to be nice and accommodating.
The Double Tree in Boise gave us free Internet access. It wasn’t wifi but it was free. The Double Tree in Seattle charged for Internet access but had free wifi in the pool area and the lobby. WTF? That’s just plain annoying.
Although I have to wonder how much longer free wifi will be an issue. I think it will be ubiquitous about the time it becomes irrelevant. With WiMax coming, the proliferation of Smart Phones and their increased Internet capabilities as well as the newest trend of data-enabled netbooks and laptops, it could only be a matter of time before we won’t need wifi.
We’ll all just be perpetually wired.
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