wishful thinking

A laundromat with wireless access — now that would be something.

Anyone know of one locally?

7 Comments so far

  1. Nick (unregistered) on November 29th, 2004 @ 11:36 am

    Can’t seem to find one via Google, offhand, but I’d say that you idea is genius. Of course, you’d then have the problem of people just hanging out to use the wireless.

    The obvious solution is to have a wireless vending machine right next to the soap vending machine. Put in some quarters, and out pops an access code for your next x minutes of wireless access.

  2. Daniel (unregistered) on November 29th, 2004 @ 1:22 pm

    Jessica – you’re getting me all excited just thinking about the idea. It would be nice. I’d be able to do my laundry during the week…

    Nick – why should we have to pay for it? Free Wi-Fi for everyone!

  3. Nick (unregistered) on November 29th, 2004 @ 2:01 pm

    If I were a laundromat operator, I’d just want to make sure that the people using the wifi were also using the laundry machines, and of course it’s another possible source of revenue… YMMV. I suppose it depends upon your philosophy. Personally, I’m for “free * for everyone”, but we haven’t yet worked out the mechanics of post-scarcity distribution of goods and services.

  4. Ryan (unregistered) on November 30th, 2004 @ 2:30 am
  5. Thomas (unregistered) on November 30th, 2004 @ 9:58 am

    There was no WiFi, but the best laundry setup ever was when I lived on the corner of North Ave and North Highland. I could go to the laundry next to Buddy’s convenience store, grab one of the store-front front-loaders (triple-capacity, of course), then step right across the street to a window-seated table at Manuel’s for a beer and a grilled cheese. I could sip and chew and occasionally look over at my spinning clothes.

  6. gttim (unregistered) on November 30th, 2004 @ 12:16 pm

    Sorry, but I would much rather have my own washing machine and dryer than a lap top. When I do my laundry, I can just walk over to my computer if I want to surf.

  7. curt (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2004 @ 9:08 pm

    Midtown Laundry on N. Highland/North Ave (mentioned by Thomas) is next door to Java Vino, which provides free Wi-Fi. Maybe they’re close enough that you could pick up the signal from the laundromat.

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