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    • CommentAuthordino
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
    m1k3y - (1731.37) said:

    >> What do we have now, that will keep operating, if the IM networks goes down?

    > local wifi mesh networks.. you'll have more luck with an OLPC than some high-end laptop in the event of network systems failure

    It's a good idea for people to tinker with mesh networking before disaster happens. Learn how, see if your rig can do it.

    > might also wanna befriend one of those crazy kids that run internet connections over the HAM radio network

    ooo, shiny, I didn't know this was happening

    Spiraltwist - (1731.38) said:

    > @m1k3y You just spoke another language to me.

    Don't worry ma'am, we're from the internet
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    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2008
    dino - straight up dude! Must check if the OLPC does local meshing, sans outside internet connection.
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    I also recommend Sterling's Distraction - very funny look at near-future politics and networking on the social level. (Though his magical-realist-pop-band book Zeitgeist is funnier.)
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    @Cat Vincent

    Thank you for the recommendations.