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McDonald's to Have Free WiFi in 2010: Don't You Really Want to Hang Out There Now?!

It seemed a little pathetic when they started serving lattes, but this is really just too much.

Of course, it makes sense, if you can get breakfast for a dollar why not get some free wifi to go with it, right? I mean, folks were paying $2.95 before, which is nearly 3 times the cost of a meal. Don't get me wrong, I love free wifi. I think it's ridiculous when high-end hotels charge for it when Motel 6 gives it away for free. At this point, really, it should be a common courtesy for guests (especially at airports and hotels). And it costs an establishment barely anything.

But for some reason, the idea offree wifi at Micky D's is annoying. I think mainly because the thought of someone actually going in there to hang out for a while seems ludicrous. McDonald's is great place to use the bathroom when you're on a road-trip, but that's about it. The decor is horrifying, the food is worse, the chances that you might actually slide right off your keyboard from the greasy fries are a given.

It seemed a little pathetic when they stared serving lattes, but this is really just too much. The only good that can come of this is more free wifi in the world from copycat businesses. McDonald's is really a master at getting everyone to set the bar lower and lower.


 

Tara Lohan is a senior editor at AlterNet.
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