December 28, 2000
Modems, a terrible curse

Currently, I am helping my sister-in-law with her Mac. I am downloading IE5. It's a 6.8 MB d/l. I'm used to a nice DSL connection where a 6.8 MB d/l takes a few minutes. Her computer has a 28.8 modem. It is taking 30+ minutes to get this file.

How does the world handle this? Why haven't the masses risen up and demanded broadband? I can't imagine how painful the net is when your connection is at 28.8.

Posted by michael at December 28, 2000 09:54 AM