How do you feel about the "homeless hotspots" at SXSW?
blackdog 2 years ago
I've been listening to music from the South by Southwest festival in Austin. Lot's of it for free - thanks Google! I was watching the news last night and there was a panel discussion focused on a project by BBH-Labs that pays homeless people to essentially carry around a MiFi, and for an additional donation, they will stand around while you use his or her hotspot for broadband access. It's a 4G network, incidentally. Apparently this stirred up quite a lot of controversy, and many people were upset over the whole thing. My first reaction is to see this as a mostly positive thing, but maybe I'm in the minority on this. What do most people think about this, is it exploitive or does it extend a helping hand to the homeless?
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