according to this article people are starting to ditch DSL and cable internet for dial-up because of this recession we're in. for some reason. i find that really sad. it's like all progress we have made over the past few years is just going to be thrown out the window because people can't afford to pay up to 50 dollars for a service they can get for ten. what if the recession gets so bad that everyone has to go back to dial-up?
remember when a page took so long to load you could make a sandwich, eat it, and wash the plate while you waited?
remember when you couldn't talk on the phone while you checked your mail?
remember when checking your mail took at least ten minutes? i do it in like 3 now.
remember when you couldn't watch LOST online thursday mornings after you had to miss it wednesday night because you have to take a stupid class from 7-10 because the video just took too long to stream?
remember when you didn't just surf the net for fun because it was so painfully slow that any amusement was completely lost on you?
imagine going back to that. imagine that after we got addicted to facebook, digg, online games, streaming video, and just sitting with our eyes glued to the glorious computer screen while our brains were slowly but surely being fried that we had to suddenly stop. there's no gradual cutting back. one day you have the world at your fingertips within seconds, the next day it's still there, but just hidden behind layers and layers of frustration. what is the world coming to?
*The Scientist - Coldplay