The Mobile Tube

Anybody who enjoys the relative peace and harmony of travelling on the tube should enjoy it while they can, because come 2008 it will no longer be free from the chatter of people talking away on their mobiles.

I say screw the mobile networks and stick a bunch of wireless access points down there instead. Give it a few years and our mobiles should all be able to route data via these wireless networks, which will no doubt prove far cheaper to install and to run than traditional mobile networks or over-hyped flakey 3G systems. And that’s in addition to being able to use laptops or palmtop devices without any additional hardware being needed to connect.

So come on Ken – give us free net access on the tube! What better way to start bridging the digital divide in London, at least?