The Law of Unintended Consequences has struck again!
Its latest victim is New York’s LinkNYC, the Wi-Fi enabled digital advertising kiosks sprinkled across New York, designed to provide free Wi-Fi access, web surfing (on the shiny glass screens) and most importantly, advertising.
Unfortunately, instead of gladdening the hearts of New Yorkers, the LinkNYC kiosks are making them very angry. Here’s what these shiny new advertising beacons have brought to the Big Apple:
Today, the city decided to turn off web browsing on the kiosks because it has received a lot of complaints:
The LinkNYC has been plagued with so much controversy and I’ve written about it in the past: