Wifi on the Train

Oliver and I are speeding down the track from Dorval to Kingston where we’ll rendezvous, after a week apart, with Catherine. Remember when I said that wifi is everywhere. Well it’s here on the train. Bandwidth sucks (latency to the mothership back in PEI is 619ms), and my Plazer keeps freezing (probably not its fault), and my iChat keeps kicking in and out (probably not its fault). But it’s still pretty cool. Indeed somehow cooler than wifi on airplanes because the technical insanity of it all is more obvious.

Sadly, even though there is wifi there are no power plugs, which makes the service of somewhat limited use after a few hours.


John Robinson's picture
John Robinson on June 18, 2007 - 04:28 Permalink

Train? Been there, done that. VIA has had it for several years now.

What’s truly exceptional is getting internet connectivity 60 nautical miles out at sea in the Cabot Strait…


Dan James's picture
Dan James on June 18, 2007 - 15:59 Permalink

So far this morning your plazes website plug-in has said you’ve been in Florida and Nebraska.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on June 19, 2007 - 01:02 Permalink

Plazes by SMS still has some challenges when creating new Plazes in Canada. It’s all due to Canada and the US sharing a country code. Developers promise it will be fixed soon.