Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Monday, September 20

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Chicago's citywide Wi-Fi initiative may not seem like much on the surface but here are some numbers to put things in perspective: The San Fransico bay area's wi-fi system covers 35 square miles. Philly's nearly-completed wi-fi system will cover 135 square miles. Chicago's proposed system would cover 228 square miles making it the largest in the nation. What this means is that I'll now have a place to sit and drink my coffee when I go to Borders.

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