Take a piece of software, install it on your router, and make free phone calls wherever you go.
Thats my taking on FON, a company on which Skype has recently laid down a nice chunk of cash in the hope of spreading the VOIP gospel. The core of the idea is that FON intends to become a global wifi hotspot, effectively allowing you to make VOIP calls wherever you go, increasing wifi availability.
The idea is to install the FON software on your WiFi router, place your antenna next to the window and then share your bandwidth with the rest of the world. Suddenly, youâ€™re a FONero! This status gives you the right to use the bandwidth of any of your FON comrades.
Of course, you’ll need a FON compatible router as well… go figure. Still, if one was to lurk around the streets of Kilkenny – or any other county for that matter – in the car, driving through the new housing estates looking for houses with an unencrypted wireless broadband connection, is this not the same thing? Takes the fun out of war driving…. (not that I’ve ever participated).