GAWD!!!!!! I forgot how slooooow and crappy dial up is. Local company bought out by WindScream (or sumtin like that) and right away........their system goes down. Out almost a week.......All I get is BS when I call. It'll be fixed sometime this century.
I just upgraded to DSL from high speed dial up a few weeks ago. I used to play solitaire in between page loadings. It's funny how we get spoiled to the better things in life. I remember when 28.8 was considered really fast, of course that was over 10 years ago when the best I could do was 14.4.
Yes, I remember when 14.4 was top of the line.
I went to DSL about 3 years ago - Can't go back now
We had to live in one of those extended stay hotels for six weeks before we moved into our house because my wife needed to start her job and the house wasn't finished being built. All I had was dial up at the hotel and I was ready to hang myself. When we finally moved in and the cable guy came to the house, I don't think he made it back to his van before I called up to cancel the dial-up. When the lady on the phone suggested I keep the account in case I loose cable, I told her I'd rather be without than to have to deal with how slow dial up is.
My mother still has dial up. I will send her a huge photo of my son to download every now and then just to drive home the point that she needs a faster connection.
Well, many hotels now have free wireless hi speed.
Before my last business trip, I went and bought a wireless card for my laptop. Unfortunately, now I don't have a 2nd computer to use at home because I have wired. It was a major pain to get that card to work when I first installed it - I don't wanna mess with the settings to put it back to wired. I'll just use the laptop on trips now.
We only have a dial-up connection here at our vacation place in SC - can't justify high speed for a place where we spend maybe 4-5 nights every 6 weeks. With high speed at home and the office one does forget what the "world wide wait" was all about.
Two years ago I lived in Southern Kaliforina and enjoyed internet connectivity though my cable tv provider. Rock solid access at speeds up to 11 megabits per second.
Then I moved to the sticks. I am still having trouble adjusting to DSL (1 megabit on a good day). I do, however, remember what 300 baud dialup was like back in the day.
I am a programmer that has several clients down in SoKal. What is important to me is not how fast a webpage loads, but rather how fast I can upload 50MB + files. My current DLS upload rate is around 120KB/second. It totally sucks, but itís the only game in town.
I went from dial up to DSL. It's like camparring my IMac to an Apple IIC (1ghrz).