Cordless Capers

If you're taking your computer on the road, a new wireless standard--Wi-Fi--is worth a look

You've probably noticed that wireless is the buzz word of the hour. Telephones, personal digital assistants, computers--and all the things that you can attach to them, from mice to modems--are shedding their wires and taking on a life of their own. Even the Internet itself is being reborn as the Wireless Internet, with a horde of NASDAQ companies offering novel ways to connect sans cords.

Naturally enough, all this activity calls for a new silly abbreviation:

Wi-Fi. While nothing bores me more than new standards, look for Wi-Fi compatibility as you shop for wireless stuff. The name stands for "wireless fidelity";...

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