I have an intense relationship with the Internet.
I’m fine going without Internet, as long as it’s there, and I know I can access it. But when you have no choice, and are stranded cruelly without Internet, you can take desperate measures. Lion Kinging until you find an unsecured network. Contemplating paying eight dollars for wifi on an airplane. Watching some commercial for super-slow thirty-minute limited access.
And, of course, with computer device usage, there’s also battery issues. Are you in a fancy airport, with armchairs that have built-in outlets including USB outlets (making up for the fact that you have the worst airport floor plan ever–Kansas City, I’m looking at you)? Or are you one of those airports that likes to entertain travelers with fun games of hide-and-go-seek-electricity?
Or are you a horrible airport that offers NEITHER Internet or easily accessible outlets?
Now, I’m not going to name names, but famous airport in a major metropolitan area on the West Coast that caters to the movie industry that has its initials lined up in front of the entrance and may rhyme with ‘LAcks’, get it together. I see on your webpage there’s free wifi. I call shenanigans.
To be fair, maybe it was just having an off two days when I went. Though I also remember two years ago arriving in said airport without a cell phone (I had been traveling internationally), assuming said airport had free wifi and trying to connect to my ride (hi mom) via email. Luckily I found my ride before I had to resort to remembering how a pay phone worked.
Anyways, wifi. Is it that hard? Now, I know that wifi isn’t going to lure someone to a specific airport (location and cost tend to factor more predominantly in choosing departure and arrival places), but still. Geeze.
PS. I may or may not be suffering from iPad withdrawal and an overdose of Tyler Brule transportation opinions, so take my grumbling with a grain of salt.
PPS. My Internet randomly disconnected while I was composing this blog. I’m feeling a really weird feeling–mostly of fear of our robot overlords. Chromebook, can you understand what I’m typing?
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