, September 24, 2003 - New Yorkers invent Node Runner, a game to track the Wi-fi nodes

From Article:

According to Dana Spiegel , person in charge for the “Community applications” for the organization, NYC Wireless already supported the installation of a dozen “official free nodes” in the city, as well as hundred “semi-official nodes” , set up by members of association themselves. In addition, association places at the disposal of the public resources to install, make safe, deploy, répérer WiFi nodes.

“Node Runner is an artistic project which explores the benefit of free and free WiFi” , Dana Spiegel declares. For NYC Wireless, the development of open nodes and the division of connections Internet are a way of preventing that private companies do not occupy urban space with paying access points.

(translated from French)