The Guardian reports that a media watchdog group is investigating a new ad from Intel showing mountaineers on Mt. Everest accessing the Internet using a Centrino wireless notebook. Almost a hundred people have complained that such a thing can’t be possible.
What a wonderful world! Everest’s base camp is wireless-ready, at 17,400 feet. A web pioneer named Dave Hughes struck a deal with Cisco to bring Internet connectivity to the mountain, and Everest’s first wireless cafe was launched recently. Here’s an article with some of the technical network details. And here’s a photo gallery about the project. Amazing!