Town in Israel Puts Wi-Fi Routers On Its Donkeys
Now you can tweet about your donkey ride!
An historical park in Northern Israel is making headlines following a decision to equip its donkeys with wireless routers. Kfar Kedem park offers tourists the opportunity to experience Talmudic-era life. This experience involves riding a donkey, which was the main mode of transport in those times. However, it seems technology has wormed its way into the experience, as you can now surf the web while riding your donkey.
The Associated Press cites park manager, Menachem Goldberg, as saying the move is part of an effort to engage with younger generations as opposed to catering to the always-on tourists that can't bear to be away from a WiFi connection.
According to the Times of Israel, there are currently 30 donkeys in the Galilee town of Hoshaya, which operates the park. Just five of them have been fitted with wireless Internet, with the routers hanging in a bag around the donkeys' necks. The park said that it would consider outfitting more of the donkeys with WiFi as time goes on.