You're cruisin' through SXSW, badass badge in hand (because you BALLIN' like that), and totez ready to promote the hell out of ___________.
(Insert the name of your "new, cutting edge, original" Â band/independent film/startup here)
You run into someone--a potential investor, manager or hell, P. Diddy--and you launch into your much-rehearsed elevator speech and whip out your iPad 6 (like I said, your ballin') to explain your baby but--GASP--
THERE'S NO WIFI! SONOFABITCHHHHHHHH!
And Puff ain't gonna scour the streets with you to find a Starbucks or some shit.
So what's an entrepreneur/artist/musician/filmmaker to do?! But wait! You suddenly recall that a few blocks ago there was a homeless man who wearing a t-shirt bearing the following:
A 4G HOTSPOT
SMS HH CLARENCE
TO 25827 FOR ACCESS
Using the information on their t-shirts (see above), this "charitable innovation" enables you to log-in and pay (a recommended $2/15 minutes) via PayPal, all proceeds of which will go directly towards your WiFi provider. Clarence, for instance. The company compares this to a modernized version of the street newspaper model oft-used to support the homeless population. But digital because nytimes.comÂ is wayyy more your speed.Â So now you're hooked up with WiFi, homeboy has got a little cash money and everyone's happy.
Except P. Diddy. He has no interest in making your band.
So is it really messed up OR is it a truly original way to create a mutually beneficial situation, ensuring often well-to-do and always wireless-reliant SXSW patrons their necessary WiFi while simultaneously providing the homeless with their necessary money. What do you think?
(Either way--courtesy of totalfratmove.com: