Orion – Gravelly Beach #15
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Out on a nighttime walk, Dave sits in the frosty grass under a tree, by a pond, with a Guinness and reads ‘post-modern’ stories by Murakami Haruki, Raymond Carver, Kelsye Nelson and himself, as well as offering up festivus gift ideas.
Pour a sturdy one for: Short Fiction, Coincidentally about Drinking – Postcard #20 (21;20, 20MB, .mp3)
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Re-printed from The Olympian – FRONTPAGE : » News Published Dec. 16, 2005
Wireless Net links spread
Libraries join Wi-Fi trend
BY KATHERINE TAM, THE OLYMPIAN
Free wireless access began popping up downtown about three years ago, when Dave Olson and Jacob Stewart launched Zhonka Broadband. They were looking to join with cafes to provide free Internet access. They started out by asking merchants they knew.
“People said ‘What are you talking about? Who’s going to use it? This is nuts,’ ” Olson said. “But they said ‘OK.’ ”
The idea took off. The clientele changed at the 4th Ave. Tav, where people began coming in at the noon hour for lunch and free Wi-Fi, he said. Today, the laptop has become a fixture in coffee shops.
“It creates a third place,” Olson said. “You’ve got your office and your home. Sometimes you need to get away from the distractions and escape.”
Wi-Fi hot spots aren’t widely publicized — though Zhonka publishes a list online — but people have found a way to locate them. Banner said she looks for the distinctive “Zhonka” sticker in shop windows or looks for other laptop users. Word has spread through word of mouth for Caffe Vita, Fink said.
Note: This episode of Roland’s Rabble podcast show (by Roland Tanglao) is re-posted here for posterity as it discusses advances in what was then-sorta-know-as “Web 2.0” in a nascent state and pre-sages many technologies and practices which came to fruition in coming years.
Specifically this episode discusses music culture changes in light of emerging distribution channels, creation methods and evolving cultural norms, plus Yahoo’s acquisition of delicious and other related topics. I (DaveO) appear briefly towards end). Backdated to original recording date for archival context. The show is also archived at Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.
Listen to: Roland’s Rabble podcast, Show 6 – The Future of Music (25MB, mp3, 50:33) recorded Friday December 9, 2005
From a snowy porch with raccoons chirping nearby, Dave reads from Richard Brautigan, Phillip Whalen, ee cummings, Walt Whitman plus his original free verse while enjoying Pernod and ginger-ale.
Don a toque for: Snowy Nighttime Porch with Raccoons – Postcard #19 (14MB, 15:23, .mp3)
On a foggy morning with Osmanthus tea, Dave reads tales by professor Larry Harper – “The Man Who Loved Provo,” and his own “Right (as in Correctly)” plus a snippet from Natsume Soseki’s very wabi-sabi classic “Kokoro.”
Be beautiful in decay for: A Wabi-Sabi, Foggy Morning – Postcard #18 (18:22, 17MB, .mp3)