“From the 2002 Campus Computing Survey Report from Campus Computing.net:
'Roughly two-thirds (67.9 percent) of the institutions participating in the 2002 survey report that they have functioning wireless LANs, compared to half (50.6 percent) in 2001 and 29.6 percent in 2000. Another eighth (12.7 percent) report that wireless LANs will become functional this year. One tenth (10.0 percent) of the survey respondents indicate that full-campus wireless networks are up and running at their institutions as of fall 2002, compared to 6.2 percent in 2001 and 3.8 percent in 2000. Across all sectors, the 2002 data suggest that wireless services cover just under a fifth (18.3 percent) of the physical campus at those institutions reporting wireless networks, compared to 10.9 percent in 2001.'
Thanks to Leslie Simmons for the citation. The URL of the summary is: http://www.campuscomputing.net/summaries/2002/index.html” [Bill Drew on WEB4LIB]
We're going to start seeing the first generation of college graduates who expect wireless access when they get out in the real world – not just at home, not just at work, not just at the bookstore or coffee shop, but at the public library, too. Everywhere. Think about the kind of impact that type of expectation (and eventual reality) is going to have on our society, and then multiply it by all succeeding generations. [The Shifted Librarian]