Went to the Consume meeting
Sun, 15 Sep 2002 21:47:45 +0000
Went to the Consume meeting. Consume is the not-entirely-local local community 802.11b wireless group (it's in London; even line-of-sight I doubt I could get a 50 mile point-to-point link).
Consume Live is a lot like you'd expect it to be from the flavour of the mailing list discusions: that is, it's a loose coalition with almost as many reasons to participate in a wireless network as there are people who want to, and it meanders gracefully towards nothing in particular, occasionally falling into the tar pits of legal arguments or needless techy fugues. Blood fugues, almost.
But we got in a couple of discussions about the aspects I find genuinely interesting: (a) it has a Wiki which needs some fairly active love and attention (I have a thing for Wikis, as regular readers know) and (b) service discovery.