Jason Pontin

A View from Jason Pontin

How Much Do I Love Mesh Networks?

Dear Reader, do I love them at all? Why do I love them? What kinds of new applications and communications will they prompt? Are there some interesting parallels between biological systems and mesh networks? Are mesh networks a cybernetic system?…

  • June 2, 2005

Dear Reader, do I love them at all? Why do I love them? What kinds of new applications and communications will they prompt? Are there some interesting parallels between biological systems and mesh networks? Are mesh networks a cybernetic system?

I ask, because of all your suggestions for what I should write my next column about, Roger’s recommendation of mesh networks was, well, not the best (many of you suggested very interesting ideas), but the one that most intrigued me. To be frank, I think of mesh networks as a little dull: distributed, network nodes for communications. But Roger made them seem disruptive. Are they?

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