Mixed results for this test of the city-wide wi-fi roll out in Mountain View, California – supplied by Google. As the author of this piece on the BBC News website said:

“After several hours grilling Google’s Mountain View wi-fi network I realised both the power of the service, but also the present-day limitations and youth of the technology.

While the service was ubiquitous throughout the city, it’s not as reliable, as fast, or as easy to use, as my home internet connection or my cell phone. Not yet anyway.

Start-up companies and major manufacturers are working on all these issues. They just take time”

As wi-fi takes off and expands we really must invest in optimising TRIP for searching on laptops, PDAs, mobile phone……