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Once again the articles about the pros and cons of driving electric cars scored the highest this week. However, since we don’t want to discuss the same subject every week in the ‘Best read’ section, we would like to talk about the subject that came in fourth place. This was about an experiment whereby journalists in Hamburg football are not communicating via Wi-Fi, but via Li-Fi, which is a type of wireless internet that transmits data via lighting. This is a rare opportunity for readers to be reminded that the inventor of Wi-Fi is a Dutchman – the Amsterdammer Cees Links. At the time, Links liked the abbreviation ‘Wi-Fi’ mainly because it reminded him of his beloved ‘Bifi’ snack sausage. But back to the subject: assistant professor of computer technology Marco Zuniga Zamalloa at TU Delft on the question of whether Li-Fi will oust the now old, familiar Wi-Fi.

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