Please fly lower
It gives those of us with a shotgun a sporting chance.
Facebook has assembled a team of experts in the US and UK tasked with connecting the social network's next five billion users to the website (and the rest of the internet). The Connectivity Lab was revealed on Thursday: it employs "the same engineering talent behind Facebook's infrastructure team and the Open Compute Project …
"AAGH MY EYES! MY EYES!.."
You were looking at it wrong. If you look in just the right way it can fix your cateracts while you surf the pr0n.
Something good might well come out of the think tank but I don't think it will be an autonomous, free flying mesh network.
Twatdangling 'Loons V Solar Drones. Armed with frikken' lasers. It won't end well.
What happens when his products/services, and thus ability to fund this, goes the way of, for example, Second Life, which was the big thing a few years back?
Don't remember them? Exactly. But at the time it was going to "change everything".
It's a wonderful idea for a stop-gap but hopefully the countries benefitting will eventually be able to put in place something more robust before this project comes to an end. This might give them the breathing space to do so whilst their economies benefit (hopefully) from better connectivity for citizens.
On a totally separate tack, does this remind anyone of the ArchAngel network from "The Sound of Drums"? I am sure other similar examples abound on the bookshelves of Reg readers.
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