Wired on Wireless

“The name ‘FlankSpeed’ was proposed, but they ultimately trademarked the name ‘Wi-Fi’—a riff on ‘hi-fi,’ or high-fidelity from the era of home stereos.” As Wi-Fi turns twenty years old, Wired explains how It Almost Didn’t Happen. (Interestingly, the timing of the advent of Wi-Fi and the termination of my personal potential sync almost perfectly.)

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