Doonesbury Character Caught Wardriving

by Schuyler Erle

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In the latest installment of Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic, a character gets busted for wardriving. Guess the meme has gone mainstream. While wardriving usually really is freeloading, the recent buzz obscures the more exciting developments -- such as community networking -- that might render the issue of parasitism irrelevant. And, what's more, the comic totally ignores the key question: What are the telephone companies and record labels really selling us? (Thanks to Roger Weeks for finding this one.)