Friday, March 06, 2009

1, 5-10 year possibilities (Part L) - free Wi-Fi nearly universal

DearREADERS,
My friend Lisa Alzo queried Ol’ Myrt and a number of other genealogy writers for input about trends we see coming down the pike in the world of genealogy. She plans to work the feedback we provided into an article for Family Chronicle magazine. However, her request did not preclude the cross posting of my thoughts on the subject here in my blog over the next few days. I look forward to reading what my colleagues think the future holds for family historians when Lisa’s article goes to press.

In response to What do you foresee happening in the field in the next 5 to 10 years?, Ol’ Myrt replied:

FREE WI-FI ACCESS NEARLY UNIVERSAL
Where once Internet access was expensive and slow (think dial-up speed here) free WI-FI access will proliferate. Access is currently common at Internet caf├ęs and airports. The pressure to compete will force hotels and other places of business to forgo the exorbitant rates they’ve been charging in attempts to win back guests who flock to free Internet access offered by the restaurant across the street.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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