the brightest beacon
HOW WIFI WORKS: A PRIMER
wifi stands for “wifi.” it uses radio waves, which is why you have to listen to that song by eric carmen whenever you want to use the internet. [EDITOR’S NOTE: nobody’s gonna get that joke.] your device has some adapter that turns data into radio pollen, and then it spits out the the radio pollen, and invisible bees bring the radio pollen to your router, which is that thing you bought from woot 2010, and we thank you. anyway, the bees make router honey and then something about orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing. you know what? it’s magic. it’s just magic. now go to bed.