The Bass-Station is a mobile, visually loud, and funky 1980s Boom Box. Imbedded within its shell is a modern computer and wireless networking components. By creating a locally accessible wireless network, people of an intimate community can use the Bass-Station as a hub through which they can freely and democratically exchange information. By actively observing the exchanges of a small community, you can learn things about that community that you couldn’t by talking to any one of its members. The Bass-Station is also a shared stereo that makes its presence fun and entertaining.

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O’Reilly Network — Recipe for a Linux 802.11b Home Network

O’Reilly Network — Recipe for a Linux 802.11b Home Network

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