Net Net: Wi-Fi Gets Going

Tired of tripping over those PC cables and leads? Salvation is near. Get ready to go wireless

Take a peek under your desk. See that snarl of cables, leads, paper clips and lost printouts cascading from the butt end of your PC? Well, etch the ugly sight into your memory for nostalgic reference. Computer cables are going the way of eight-tracks, pet rocks and typewriters. A wireless revolution is seeping into our homes, schools, offices and gathering points very quietly, and setting up what appears to be a face-off between two competing technical standards.

Dozens of institutions, from cafes to lumbering corporations, have already made it possible to link PCs and notebooks to the Internet without wires....

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