Does anyone want to bring us a cake, maybe arrange a little surprise party? Welcome, Cupertino Inn, to the 21st Century! Here we sit, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, where the future is being invented moment by moment, and we, the quaint little Cupertino Inn, had the wireless service you might expect of a bed and breakfast somewhere in the arctic circle up until about three weeks ago. Well, no more! It’s 2013 and we are proud to announce that you can now get fast and reliable wireless service anywhere in our hotel. That’s right, even in the bedrooms.
Why on earth did it take this long, you ask? Or, to be precise, you have asked, over and over and over through the years. Why did we stand by, as fast, free, reliable wireless became the norm, probably even in the arctic circle? Well, the murky, elusive, answer, if you want my opinion, has something to do with having an aging Midwesterner at our helm. Yes, I know, she seems so youthful and hip, our general manager, until you back her into a corner like this one. For years she called the problem unsolvable, even as we watched her navigate much stickier situations, and though we wanted to believe that she was giving it all she had, how much, really, can you trust that a woman who checks her email once a day and doesn’t even have a facebook account, is prioritizing constant access to the internet? Not that there’s any real evidence, I just have my suspicions.
But, however we got here, here we are! We’ve arrived in the future, to join the rest of you.