Anyone who's traveled down New York's West Side Highway in the past few weeks has seen Roman Abramovich's mega-yacht, The Eclipse, parked at Pier 92. While it has already been eclipsed by a 590-foot-long yacht as the world's largest, the oligarch's floating McMansion, at 557 feet, is a boat like Versailles is a house.
Google Inc., the world’s biggest Internet-search company, plans to offer free wireless Internet access in parts of New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, creating the largest public outdoor network in the city.
Of all the scarce and precious resources in Manhattan, outdoor electrical sockets are not the first to spring to mind. Unless you’re driving Mitsubishi’s all- electric i-MiEV. In which case, sooner or later, you’ll be struck by the thought: Where am I going to plug this gizmo in?