Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently launched a new wireless network which allows students to be connected anywhere on its 9.4 million square foot campus with its more then 2800 access points. The MIT network also has a bit of a twist in that the network keeps track of every user and maps them. So anyone with Internet access can track every online user at MIT via the MIT iSpots Website. The goal is to give students up to date information on the various campus locations so they know which labs and common areas are the most filled with students prior to hoofing it over to one of them. Additionally, a new Plexiglas map that tracks every user with a light was installed on the ceiling of the MIT Museum.
Geez, this new mapping wireless network would have been nice while I was going to school in the 90's. Especially since I spent many long days and nights across campus at the Knoy Hall of Technology at Purdue University. However, wireless technology was not offered as readily back then so I guess this would have been impossible anyway.