Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

May 17, 2005

Zurich, cont

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:18 AM

Airport -> Train -> Hotel. Nothing special to talk about, everything was simple and efficient.

The hotel has a spectacular view and pretty good food, but other than that, it’s craptacular. Expensive, no air conditioning(!), and the wireless is so expensive it’s best referred to as “extortion”. As is plainly evident from the fact that you’re reading this, I succumbed to the extortion.


  1. So what’s the price at which wireless becomes “extortion?”

    Comment by diego001 — May 17, 2005 @ 8:25 AM | Reply

    • 0.30 CHF (1 CHF is 0.82 US$) for 1 minute, or
      9 CHF for 30 mins, or
      19 CHF for 2 hours, or
      49 CHF for 24 hours, or
      198 CHF for 7 days
      Now I could live with 49 CHF for 24 hours of *connectivity*, but that’s not how it works – the 24 hours start ticking from the moment you initially login. *That’s* extortion.

      Comment by mulix — May 17, 2005 @ 8:31 AM | Reply

      • Ach, the prices are double what it would cost in the US.

        Comment by diego001 — May 17, 2005 @ 8:38 AM

      • That’s still pretty damned expensive! maybe I’m spoiled, but on all of my last business trips I had free or nearly free wireless.

        Comment by mulix — May 17, 2005 @ 9:19 AM

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