Wireless joy - or not

Ah, Wi-Fi. It frees us all up from tangled cords and space constraints.

Ah, Wi-Fi. It frees us all up from tangled cords and space constraints. "One day, son, all this will be wireless," they say. And where better to enjoy ubiquitous wireless coverage than the Wireless Event, currently underway in the sunny climes of west London.

Right? Wrong. I'll let you all in on a little secret: it is one of the immutable laws of technology journalism that, at any event that is in any way associated with the joys of W-Fi or other wireless variants, there is little or no Wi-Fi coverage. Ergo, no live blogging from seminars - none of this newfangled journalistic liberty, in fact. So here sits your humble reporter, in the press room again, because that's the only place he can get any Wi-Fi access. A story will be winging its way onto the news page soon enough, but not at the speed which should be possible.

Journalism 2.0? Almost, but not yet.