Wireless Mesh Routing

A while ago I mentioned that the only barrier I saw to Wi-Fi overtaking cellular usage was node switching, or rather the ability to stay on the network while moving between transmitters. John Markoff writes about mesh routing in this NY Times article. This is grass roots Internet at it's best. Done properly, it can reduce the digital divide for those who don't have access to broadband or who cannot afford it by current means due to their location.