28 April 2005

XML Concepts: Wifi umbrellas

During the Papal conclave, the Vatican set up a security umbrella. The idea was to keep eavesdroppers out. Cell phone signals were jammed in a defined space.

It’s like a wifi, but rather than sharing information, it does the opposite: It blocks information.

Put that aside for the moment.

Think about the last conference you went to:

  • How long did it take to get a transcript of the proceedings?

  • How difficult was it to get lecture presentation material from a meeting or training program you just happened to wander into?

  • Would you like to have what that person is pointing to on the screen on your own laptop, and get a copy real time?

    I’ve noticed during presentations, that sometimes publishers rely on readers reviewing advance copies. Still requiring the audience to download paper copies of ppt slides.

    Seems like they could create a wifi umbrella. All those computers in one area could easily get all the ppt slides sent to them.

    All you’d have to do is show up with your laptop, adjust the range of your wifi-umbrella, and all the people around your conference table would have access to each other’s information.

    No outside wifi for quick conferences between people in a confined space.

    What I’d like to see is a way to electronically transmit slides without disk; have real time access to information; not require a visit to the copy machine.

    I want to see a rapid dissemination of lecture notes. If a new speaker shows up with powerpoint slides, I don’t want them to have to worry about integration, link-up, or connectivity issues.

    I want all participants in the audience or at the conference in that defined space to have access to the contents of that presentation without later transcription.

    I want the real-time-translation-tools to also link with this wifi-umbrella so that the members of the audience can also have a copy of the real-time translation scrolling across their own screen, not just on the main screen.

    I would like to see a simple platform that integrates the many pieces of this wifi umbrella, with pre-set options. All the audience would have to do is simply say, “Accept wifi umbrella” and they are connected to all the other members of the umbrella.

    The Vatican can create umbrellas to keep out eaves droppers. Why not do the opposite: Create a fast way for a local-area wifi to get up and running, and quickly transfer presentation material to anyone falling within that umbrella.

    A wifi for your conference. And a separate, secure wifi for your team’s conference table.

    What better system to manage this umbrella: Winksite.


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  • During the Papal conclave, the Vatican set up a security umbrella. The idea was to keep eavesdroppers out. Cell phone signals were jammed in a defined space.

    It’s like a wifi, but rather than sharing information, it does the opposite: It blocks information.

    Put that aside for the moment.

    Think about the last conference you went to:

  • How long did it take to get a transcript of the proceedings?

  • How difficult was it to get lecture presentation material from a meeting or training program you just happened to wander into?

  • Would you like to have what that person is pointing to on the screen on your own laptop, and get a copy real time?

    I’ve noticed during presentations, that sometimes publishers rely on readers reviewing advance copies. Still requiring the audience to download paper copies of ppt slides.

    Seems like they could create a wifi umbrella. All those computers in one area could easily get all the ppt slides sent to them.

    All you’d have to do is show up with your laptop, adjust the range of your wifi-umbrella, and all the people around your conference table would have access to each other’s information.

    No outside wifi for quick conferences between people in a confined space.

    What I’d like to see is a way to electronically transmit slides without disk; have real time access to information; not require a visit to the copy machine.

    I want to see a rapid dissemination of lecture notes. If a new speaker shows up with powerpoint slides, I don’t want them to have to worry about integration, link-up, or connectivity issues.

    I want all participants in the audience or at the conference in that defined space to have access to the contents of that presentation without later transcription.

    I want the real-time-translation-tools to also link with this wifi-umbrella so that the members of the audience can also have a copy of the real-time translation scrolling across their own screen, not just on the main screen.

    I would like to see a simple platform that integrates the many pieces of this wifi umbrella, with pre-set options. All the audience would have to do is simply say, “Accept wifi umbrella” and they are connected to all the other members of the umbrella.

    The Vatican can create umbrellas to keep out eaves droppers. Why not do the opposite: Create a fast way for a local-area wifi to get up and running, and quickly transfer presentation material to anyone falling within that umbrella.

    A wifi for your conference. And a separate, secure wifi for your team’s conference table.

    What better system to manage this umbrella: Winksite.


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    You may not copy any of this work to promote a commercial product on any site or medium in the universe.

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