Originally Posted by Lum Lumley
And yes, for everyone unclear on the concept this is 100% exploitation by self-absorbed wanktastic dot-com people whose only contact with homeless people is avoiding eye contact while bar hopping. It's an utterly ridiculous gimmick - there is nothing preventing anyone from, say, just parking a router on a table and letting people log into it after optionally paying a fee, which is pretty much the definition of every hotspot on the planet.
No, the gimmick is that now the router is carried around by a homeless person instead. How the fuck can anyone think this is *not* dehumanizing? Especially given that there's no way for the human router accessory to actually make close to minimum wage (the ad agency gave them a whopping $20 a day to start).
There are plenty of ways to help the homeless. Like, you know, housing and jobs. This provides neither. It's fucking geek masturbation and it's the epitome of dehumanization and I'm ashamed any of you thought this was even remotely possibly a good idea. You are bad people and you should feel bad.
Oh, yeah, baby, don't stop!