no internet and no wireless make sam something something

December 22, 2006 at 8:16 pm | | science@home, stupid technology, wild web

Go crazy? Don’t mind if I do!

I’m home in Maine visiting family (and friends) for the holidays. My parents, unfortunately, have … prepare yourself … DIAL-UP internet. In other words, there is no internet at my house. Which is partially why I haven’t written anything lately. (Another reason is that I’m lazy.)

So, in order to use (fast) internet, I go to local coffee shops and the town library. But after hours, I’ve found myself sitting in a cold car in the library parking lot—leeching off the wireless and desperately checking my email (all spam).

OK, I just wanted to make fun of myself. And perpetuate stereotypes about Maine.


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  1. Ohh yes, I’ve made a similar experience. I am sitting here at me parents home (outside of the USA…) and, indeed, I am using a dial-up line to download papers from the http://www... it takes years! For my parents, its still state-of-the-art…

    Comment by Knut Asben — December 27, 2006 #

  2. I should have known my parents wouldn’t have a PDF writer. It took 1.5 hours to download a trial version of adobe with the “high-speed” line at the Sidney public library.

    Comment by joel — January 1, 2007 #

  3. The telegram has been cancelled and we randomly prepare satellite.

    Comment by jegeOccamycle — July 24, 2012 #

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