Participants checked email during breaks, using public areas and training rooms. Any available flat surface became a notebook table.

When attendees needed more focus or dedicated time, they moved to the peripheral areas of the event space.

When users needed both the notebook and a cell phone, they moved to the edges of the event areas -- the outer limits of wi-fi coverage.

Participants took advantage of the semi-private areas to conduct business with peers and to hold impromptu meetings.

Locations with power became a premium as the event progressed.

-- Intel on Wifi + Humans at conferences