Town in Israel Puts Wi-Fi Routers On Its Donkeys

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.

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  • A Bad Day
    It's a good thing that donkeys can guide themselves should the user text while steering...
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  • QEFX
    TheRabidDeerThis article upsets me, and not just because they are putting wireless on donkeys but because it seems written poorly.


    Hate to break this to you, but this is Tom's. Spell checking, grammar checking, at times fact checking, breaking news that hasn't been reported elsewhere for 3 weeks and non-fanboy articles are like the edit post function ... very rare indeed.
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  • BigBodZod
    Hey, I guess eMule is not dead after all.
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  • A Bad Day
    It's a good thing that donkeys can guide themselves should the user text while steering...
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  • dalethepcman
    Have you tried our jackass wifi?

    My favorite quote from the AP article that can be completely misconstrued...

    Visitor Peter Scherr said. "I send pictures back to my family while I'm having fun on the donkeys."

    I'm just glad hes not talking about Mexico..
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  • therabiddeer
    This article upsets me, and not just because they are putting wireless on donkeys but because it seems to be written poorly.

    "...part of an effort to engage with younger generations as opposed to catering to the always-on tourists..." nothing seems right at all about this quote. Then there is the an historical/a historical at the beginning, while both are TECHNICALLY right... I still think it should be a historical because I pronounce the h (though you may not).

    Downrate all you want, I just wanted to put my 2 cents out there.
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