The Office of … what?

I’m attending a conference on social networking jointly organised by the Oxford Internet Institute and OFCOM. It’s being held in OFCOM’s splendid Thameside offices, which has a wireless network for guests. But guess what? It’s only accessible by people using Internet Explorer. So it’s closed to — for example — Firefox users.

What, you ask, does OFCOM stand for? Answer: it’s the ‘Office of Communications’.

Thank goodness for 3G modems.

Update: There’s someone here from Microsoft Research and he can’t get in — even with IE!