The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Sunday, October 12, 2003

Because …

I was hanging out with some friends today when I mentioned the war driving I did on Friday. One friend, Russel, then asked, “Why? What's the purpose of war driving?” Curious, coming from someone in The Industry.

Then I began thinking—what was the purpose? It's not like we've been hired as a tiger team or where bent upon wanton destruction of Internet resources. I think it came down to something that I (and the rest of the war driving team) found fun; because we could; a kind of “this is cool!

Besides, we learned something on Friday's war drive: CVS Pharmacy stores have open wireless networks, which we all found interesting. Other stores too, like Dollar Store. Not that we can legally use the information, but it's still an interesting result we weren't expecting.

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