| | Re: Is WiFi ubiquitous?
On 5/7/2011 8:00 AM, Todd Allcock wrote:
> At 06 May 2011 23:09:12 -0700 SMS wrote:
>> People need to be very careful about claiming that multiple,
>> statistically and scientifically sound, studies are incorrect simply
>> because the results do not match their personal, anecdotal,
>> experiences. This extends far beyond just the question of how much data
>> is "average" and what level of availability of Wi-Fi qualifies as
>> "ubiquitous" or "nearly ubiquitous."
> The problem is that no one is disputing the data- just your
> interpretation of it. Cisco's raw data says x% of mobile data is used at
> home and y% at work, leaving z% as true "mobile" usage.
> You then take it upon yourself to decide that "most" people have WiFi at
> home and work (I have no idea if that's true or not.
Actually it's not a question of necessarily having Wi-Fi at home or
work, it's a question of having some form of Internet access at home or
work (wired or wireless).
Few people would choose to use a smart phone for data access at home
when a desktop or laptop is available. I suppose it's arguable that some
companies forbid the use of company computers for any personal use at
all, but those same companies are probably not thrilled with employees
doing various things on their smart phones during working hours. As an
aside, I found it extremely annoying to be at the Embedded Systems
Conference and to go into a booth and see the employees of the company
too busy on their smart phones to answer any product inquiries, so if a
company doesn't have rules regarding smart phone usage at work they should.