Algonquin Wireless

Published By on January 15th, 2005 in Edge Insider

For the first time, I’m sitting in

Points North

enjoying a little wireless web computing.

Five years ago, I’d have never believed I’d be able to sit here

unconnected to anything and beam a message to another building that

sends my message through a satellite dish, up and down to earth and

makes my thoughts available to the world.


It’s raining at the edge of Algonquin Park as it is throughout Ontario

today. Tomorrow the weather is expected to turn very cold, enhancing my

dream of getting out on the lake and skating all the way around the


Perhaps we’ll even drop the cup and have another game of shinny. Since

they’re not playing for the Stanley cup this year, maybe we can lobby to

have our Algonquin Park

hockey game
winner awarded with Lord Stanleys Mug!

There is of course a trade off. If we get a cold snap without snow, our

20 km road to town will be a skating rink too. Maybe I could take off

for the office like Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates. I remember one

of those snow days at school when no one showed up for classes and they

took the eight kids who were silly enough to come to school, set them on

the floor in the library and put Hans Brinker on the wall with an 8 mm

movie projector. Boy we thought that was special. Remember the days

when watching a movie was truly a special event?