Interesting piece from the New York Times about Wi-fi for truckers. Turns out they like Wi-fi because it’s spreading to truckstops and their “cabs are not only workplaces but often sleeping quarters as well”.
Truck stops have offered various Internet options for years, but the connections have often been slow and expensive, and required drivers to go inside. In turn the connections, available by subscription for terms from 15 minutes to a year, provide a new source of revenue for the truck stops.
What I like about this idea is that it expands the technology beyond its traditional white-collar borders. Plus it would help make a really good sequel to ‘Convoy’.