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Homeless men at SXSW equipped with a Verizon MiFi mobile Internet access point and “I’M [NAME], A 4G HOTSPOT” tee shirt: great entrepreneurial idea or abusive?
Topics: Innovation/Entrepreneurship | Internet/Telecom
great entrepreneurial idea or abusive?
Both, but more than either, an ideological statement. What point are they trying to hammer into idealistic idiots like me? That opportunity is a prerequisite for dignity? That there are “markets in everything?” They’re certainly not telling me anything I haven’t already heard a million times.
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Re: what point they are trying to make: “Homeless Hotspots is a charitable innovation initiative by BBH New York. It attempts to modernize the Street Newspaper model employed to support homeless populations.” — http://homelesshotspots.org/ (I personally think this an empowering entrepreneurial idea. I hope BBH tries it in other cities.)
The homeless get robbed frequently despite having next to nothing. Will a piece of wifi equipment make them more likely to be robbed? The person who thought of this should be made homeless and to wear one of these.
My label for this is D.E.W. or Depression ERA Wireless. DEW is a co-op of sorts that should not exceed the band width of the subscriber while allowing additional – periodic users to obtain access to the internet within the subscriber’s limits.
If I were a farmer and I paid for and were allotted 30 gallons of water a day from a resource, then why shouldn’t I be able to share that water with other if I choose, since I am paying for 30 gallons. Sure you can use the Airlines motto ‘oversell’ and hope some people do not show up.
If handled effectively and efficiently within the PAID subscriber’s limits why shouldn’t I share.
Can I get an AMEN???
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