The phenomenon began with wireless phones -- the ability to talk on the phone anywhere at anytime.
Now the latest trend is laptop computers and the ability to connect to the Internet anywhere at anytime through the wireless technology, Wi-Fi.
People can now surf the Web, log on to e-mail -- pretty much do work on the go -- without having to use phone lines or ethernet cables.
Wi-Fi is short for wireless fidelity, a term that was created by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Wi-Fi Alliance is a non-profit organization formed in 1999 to certify interoperability of wireless Local Area Network products, according to its Web site. Wi-Fi Alliance has more than 250 member companies across the globe and more than 2,500 products that have received Wi-Fi certification since certification began in 2000.
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