Monday, March 14, 2005

Life at 28.8 GbMm

I'm on the road right now, traveling in Texas. The best internet connection I can get is 28.8 GbMm. For those who are technically challenged, that means "gigaboobles per milimeter." At least I think that's what "28.8" means. All I know for sure is it's really, really slow. I should be back on a broadband connection in the next few days, which may or may not be a good thing. How did we survive in the old days, when messages were sent at the "post office" (whatever that is) and google was at the library?


Blogger Esther said...

Isn't it frightening, Tom? I get really upset when I see job ads asking me to actually mail a resume. To me, that's a red flag that their office is way behind the times and I probably don't want to work there. Never mind if they ask me to fax! Hello, email is the only way to go. But back to having to use a modem... blogger is slow enough with dsl. ;)

12:43 PM, March 14, 2005  
Blogger OT said...

It has been ten years to the months since I got on AOL with a 9.6 Kbps modem. Moving at the speed of set cement :-)

8:18 AM, March 15, 2005  
Blogger Bill O. Writes said...

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12:55 PM, March 21, 2005  
Blogger Bill O. Writes said...

When I upgraded 2 years ago from a 1986 IBM compatible to a refurblished modern laptop with internet access I thought, "whoa." Now I have a desktop that's eight times faster than the laptop. Let's say I blinked when I saw it first run.

Complaints and all, I think the Internet is great. I did more research in a few weeks without rising from my chair, than what would have previously taken months to years. Want the news, weather, or check the stock market? Pick out what you want, when you want it, from whom you want in a matter of minutes. Beats waiting until 6:00 pm hoping the station would have something on the event. Of course, there was the chance you might be late, or have an individual that thought what he/she had to say was more important than the news while, and only while it was being broadcast. Now we can view the latest up to the minute news in the middle of the night. Even get up to get a snack and come back to it.

Will those of the future ponder on how we survived without the Internet, the way we ponder on how people lived without the telephone?

(no telemarketers, no cell phones ringing in meetings, and resturants, no calls in the middle of dinner, ...) :)

1:02 PM, March 21, 2005  

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