Leap Frogs: Wi-Fi Detector

Kind of a funny story.
Kensington Wi-Fi Finder Plus
I found this item the other day whilst tidying up a drawer in my home office. It’s a Kensington Wi-Fi Detector, designed to detect wireless signals.

You’ll note the package has never been opened.

Why you might ask? I’m not sure I recall. I bought it a few years ago from Amazon, and I just never needed it.

It may have been the ubiquity of Wi-Fi, the speed at which my laptop awakens from sleep (making it easy to check), or being in too many known Wi-Fi environments.

It seemed a good idea at the time, however the speed of technology leapt over it’s practical use case.

The speed of technology must be considered. By the time you’ve finished a drawing, your business opportunity may have passed you by.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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