by Ray Blanco
Wireless technology took a big step forward when Wi-Fi was born.
Today, with common, inexpensive wireless access points you can pick up at any office supply or electronic goods store, you can hit internet connection speeds in excess of what we used to have over a copper cable.
The adoption of wireless was incredibly swift. Within five years, just about everyone I knew had a wireless router at home to bridge the gap between their PC and their Internet service.
And that changed computing big time. No longer did you have to be tethered to connect to the Internet.