Am I alone in this?
I attend conferences. I present. I live blog.
At an upcoming conference I will live Tweet.
Lots and lots and lots of people do this.
Wireless access in hotel conference meeting rooms is usually unavailable, and when it does exist, its cost is prohibitive.
But lookit: Most of the important information exchange that goes on in conventions, both offline, and online, occurs in *meeting rooms*.
NOT in the lobby. NOT in the vendors’ barn.
We the people, need *free wireless access in meeting rooms.*
If hotels need to cover their wireless costs by billing the convention’s host institution, so be it.
If that means paying higher annual for my association membership to cover such expenses, OK.
In short, I am saying that the failure of hotels and convention centers to provide wireless in EVERY meeting room simply *s–ks.*
Am I alone in this? Nope.
Check out these recent Twitter comments:
TomGreen: Did I mention the hotel wireless sucks?
Rmt3: skinnyblackgirl: my hotel’s wireless connection sucks.
Darren: darrenpereira: At the park central hotel. The wireless network here sucks!
Avatarpic-l: Esko: open office downloading at 9.2KB/sec. the wireless in this hotel SUCKS.looks like some stuff will have to wait until tomorrow.
Eks: kelsmith: thinks the wireless connectivity in this hotel sucks. Sorry, but it does. #csun09
Merc-30-logo-v7: mercurystate: Switched from wireless to hardwire… no speed improvement. The hotel just sucks.
Vectorcell-128: VectorCell: the hotel wireless connection sucks, I’m pretty sure that writing this research paper is going to be an uphill battle
Cat: LianLi: I’m at the hotel. Yay! Finally! Wireless internet sucks…..
Gray-av-100: Cryode: Hotel’s wireless internet sucks. Or mom’s laptop’s IE sucks. Probably a combo.
Mac_photo_6: kellylivesay: #sxsw should screen hotel suggestions better. LaQuinta sucks. No wireless in rooms! Never again…couch surfing next year IF I come.
Rooster: Caerus: I say it again..Hotel Wireless access sucks!
Rooster: Caerus: Hotel wireless sucks.
update 21 may 2010
Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco offers free wireless in guest rooms and meeting rooms. incroyable!