The Perils of Ubiquitous WiFi

The main aisle at the Trinity contest is a busy place, but that didn’t seem to matter. This guy came ambling along, tapping on the keyboard, walking slower and slower, until he just dropped to a dead stop(*) in the middle of the lane:

Distracted Walking

Distracted Walking

Everyone gave him plenty of clearance until he eventually rejoined consensus reality and moved on…

(*) There’s a song about that, but you’re gonna have to find it yourself.


  1. #1 by c0derage on 2012-04-19 - 10:20

    Maybe he should talk to this fellow. Never know when a black bear is around the corner.

    • #2 by Ed on 2012-04-19 - 10:56

      Or a guy on a big faired recumbent… seems to be pretty scary, too.

  2. #3 by aaronramsey on 2012-04-19 - 14:18

    Ha ha! That’s me. I was trying to get a stable connection on a netbook to download a software update for a C compiler. We were in the far end of the gym and couldn’t get a reliable connection, so I went for a walk. ;-)

    • #4 by Ed on 2012-04-19 - 14:42

      download a software update for a C compiler

      Updating a compiler just before a contest: the Force is strong with you! I commend the Thompson Hack to your attention…

      And, yes, I’ve done distracted walking, too. It’s just that nobody’s picked on me. Yet. [grin]