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Making an ass of Wi-Fi

  • Posted by Michael Carroll
  • August 24, 2012 1:22 PM BST

An Israeli tourist attraction is, quite literally, making an ass out of connectivity problems.

The Kfar Kedem park has kitted out the donkeys it uses to transport tourists around with Wi-Fi, via a device tied round the beast's neck. Owners hope the mobile hotspots will boost visitor numbers, by enabling tourists to upload pictures and comments about the site to social networks.

Wi-Fi is also being used to enhance the tour itself, which is designed to show visitors how people lived (and moved around) in biblical times. Smart devices can link to additional information about the site, including details of the animals themselves.

We expect tales of wise men following GPS to Bethlehem any time soon.