Boingo teaches us that great wealth brings great ... stupidity?
Our local airport has outsourced their wireless services to Boingo. Fair enough, I thought, I'll just get an $8 day pass. I've done that with T-mobile and they have a reasonable approach. Enter a credit card number, get access.
So, I click and wait, and wait, finally the service responds. It tries twice to sign me up for a 3 month pass, but I'm trying to keep this simple. I don't want a relationship with Boingo, I want net access.
Ok, I finally get to the day pass. Now sign up requires an email address (so they can send me spam) and an username and password. I guess they really do want a relationship.
I give 'em my spam address (only spam goes there, occasionally I retrieve product trial keys from it) and my usual username. It's in use. I probably signed up once before. Ok, I'll try another. It's in use too. This is getting annoying. I start using scatological usernames, like "idiots" and "stupidboingo" and, finally, fckboingo. In use. All of them. Including the last.
Boingo clearly has a less than delighted customer base.
I give up. Is Boingo some sort of evil psychology experiment? A Scientologist  plot to activate deeply buried engrams? More proof that there's no sense to where money flows? Or all of the above ...
 Boingo's CEO, Sky Dayton, is a prominent Scientologist.