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Infinitas Wed, Jan 12, 2011
I don't know much about open source networking or programming, but an idea and some questions just popped into my head. Regardless of phones being much more complex than a basic Lisp machine (as Ben said above), with all of these smart phones everyone has, would it be possible to just turn them into the wifi "stickers"? For example, could you jailbreak an iPhone, rig it and use it's wifi hotspot capability as a starting point? Get a bunch of phones, build and test out a small network? I don't doubt that the telecoms and phone manufacturers would start looking over your shoulder, but I am just wondering if this is a possible starting point, albeit an expensive one.