You can't make a basket out radio waves

>From Ethan Zuckerman's blog:

Throughout the continent, fixed network operators are reporting
significant losses from “vandalism� to their cables, both those buried
beneath the ground and those hanging from poles. Thieves cut sections of
cable to sell for the copper it contains - oddly enough, one of the
worst affected companies is Zamtel, which reports lots of theft in the
“copper belt� region of the country. In Nairobi, thieves have damaged
the fiberoptic trunks, believing (incorrectly) that those cables had
resale value. (I’m waiting for an art movement based on baskets of fiber
that glow…)

Wireless makes sense in so many ways. You can't build one of these with
a pile of radio waves, eh?


0 Response to You can't make a basket out radio waves

Post a Comment