March 12, 2003
Big Mac, fries, and WiFi

McDonald's will be offering high speed wireless Internet access with the purchase of a combo meal at select restaurants starting today.

That's pretty cool, though I can't say it's something I'd ever take advantage of. Personally, I go to lunch to escape technology and responsibility for an hour or so. What I want is a nice, quiet table where I can spread out my quaint, low-tech newspaper and read the funnies. I don't want interaction, I want peace. I suspect this is a holdover from my years doing tech support. I got into the habit of going to lunch by myself because I spent all day talking to people, and what I needed more than anything was an hour away to maintain sanity.

(Besides, if I really can't live without my email for the brief time I'm away from my desk, I have my Blackberry.)

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 12, 2003 to Technology, science, and math | TrackBack

I really don't see this as much of a draw, because in my view grease and computers don't mix. Much as I like McDonald's fries, there's no way I'm letting one within five feet of my iBook.

Posted by: Jeff Cooper on March 12, 2003 2:30 PM