June 9, 2007

Free Internet: Flushing The Web

Posted by Ben Simo

Although we understand that there's a lot of crap on the web, we also believe strongly in providing equal opportunity access to all our users.
- Google
The folks at Google are working hard to provide innovative services to the world. A couple months ago, they announced the Beta release of their free in-home wireless broadband service: Google TiSP.

Google TiSP promises free, fast, and easy to install wireless broadband service. Sorry, this services is only available in the United States and Canada.

Check it out here.

What is TiSP?

Toilet Internet Service Provider
When things go wrong with TiSP, they go very, very wrong. Let's leave it at that.

Happy Flushing!
Now where'd I put my WiiHelm?



June 11, 2007  
cloosley wrote:

Did you notice the date on that Google press release? All the same, I wonder how many people will take this seriously.

We can count on someone publishing something similar every year. Last year I posted about the Waterfall 2006 conference, which it appears (from my browsing) some people may have believed to be a real event.

BTW, is there something particular about water that inspires this kind of parody?

June 11, 2007  
Ben Simo wrote:


Yes, I noticed the date. :)

I wonder if Google used Waterfall methodologies to develop TiSP?

Seriously: the folks at Google have internally implemented Testing on the Toilet to help developers learn to better test their code. You an see and example of TotT here.

I wonder if TiSP can be used for TotT.


June 11, 2007  
cloosley wrote:

Amusing! And doubly so because that piece about Testing on the Toilet was written by Donna Bogatin.

Do you think the editor who assigned her that topic knew how "bog" is used in British slang? See discussions of bog (wikipedia) and bog-standard (World Wide Words).

If Donna were not so obviously a real person, I might have suspected her name to be a pseudonym!


June 12, 2007  
Ben Simo wrote:

Perhaps in Britain, TiSP could be called BogNet.