You have to wonder if anybody took the San Diego Convention Center up on its price of $600 a week for connecting to its wireless network.

That was the situation as Sage Software users met in Sage's Summit conference last week at the center. Later, it was possible to buy an hour's worth of connection for $4.95, just as the J.W. Marriott Spa and Resort in Phoenix, the Creative Solutions user conference was held, lets you in for $9.95 for 24 hours while down the road at the Westin Kierland, you could log on in your room for $16 a day for phone and Internet service, but could tap into the system for free by sitting in the lobby or the Coffee Flats coffee shop where a public terminal was available for free.

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