Secret Pent Up Demand

Ed Friedrich has a story about the delayed addition of Wi-Fi service on the Bremerton and Southworth ferries.

Wireless Internet service on the Bremerton-Seattle ferry route has been delayed again, with the date pushed back to an ambiguous fourth quarter 2007 date to keep from further tantalizing riders.

Since I’m not a frequent commuter, I’m curious about the word “tantalizing.” Is Wi-Fi something Bremerton and Southworth riders are aching for? Is there as much pent up demand for Internet service on the boat as there appeared to be for Popeyes in Bremerton?

What’s tantalizing is the secrecy of the company installing the service.

That issue has been resolved, said Bob Davis, Parsons vice president. He couldn’t say where the antenna was placed because it is proprietary information.

And

It is Parsons’ policy not to disclose the number of customers have signed up, Davis said.

And let’s not forget the comment from the first paragraph:

. . . the date pushed back to an ambiguous fourth quarter 2007 date to keep from further tantalizing riders.

Yes, by all means. Parsons’ secrecy is to our benefit. Thank you. I shant question you again.

One thought on “Secret Pent Up Demand

  1. Hmm. If you hang an wireless access point over the Sound then not only would it be available to ferry passengers but other people as well.

    The problem is altitude. Now if only someone was fooling around with aerostats in the Seattle area …

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