Augusta Maine goes wireless for free!

That's right, Augusta Maine's downtown area has just gone wireless. In fact I'm typing this on my iPhone on my way into work this morning, just a quick stop at Java Joe's. While wireless in a municipality is nothing new, the free part is, it's a very nice thing indeed and may just help the sagging economy.  Here's the link to the Kennebec Journal article. http://kennebecjournal.mainetoday.com/news/local/6927668.html

I'm a behavioral health professional living and working in Maine specializing in psychiatric rehabilitation. For years I've utilized mobile technology to improve the delivery of community based mental health services, and embraced the iPhone when it came out in 2007.

I am also a doctoral candidate at Franklin Pierce University where I have been researching the role of the Liberal Arts in American higher education.

I write as a guest for iPhone Life periodically with a special interest in helping other professionals (healthcare, education and government in particular) incorporate iOS devices into their work, and several years ago introduced the first iPhone and eventually iPad classes at Lewiston Adult Education in Lewiston Maine http://laeipad.blogspot.com/ concentrating on helping other professionals interested in using and incorporating iPads into their work.