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Re: [SLUG] Internet connection speed.
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Internet connection speed.
- From: "Voytek Eymont" <lists@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 10:13:06 +1000 (EST)
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On Thu, May 11, 2006 9:29 am, Malcolm V wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 May 2006 23:51, Dean Hamstead allegedly wrote:
>> alas the internet has moved forward and modems are painful to use now.
> I simply don't agree with this statement. Dialup has the disadvantages of
> tying up your phone line (the cost of a second line rental is more then
> some cheap "broadband" options), the call costs themselves and the
> comparably low bandwidth. Having started on a 1200/300 baud modem, I don't
> consider 48000 baud "painful".
300 baud acoustic coupler ?
I have a voice/fax gateway using 33600 modems
ocassionally, I need to access internet using such a modem
maybe not painfull for ssh...
but, if not painfull, for web browsing, certainly good character building...
> Of course, most people "serious" about the internet are using some form
> of high speed connection (ie: most people in software development, web
> content, instant messaging, etc), but for them to dismiss dialup users as
> "living in
> the past" is merely a form of bandwith snobbery.
yes, but: a brand new windoze XP SP2 system will need about 50MB updates
out of the box... getting that succesfully down on a dial up is not my
idea of exciting afternoon... (weekend..?)
not exactly very practical
> They are not an
> insignificant minority ( *waves to OS/2 zealots, Amiga users* ;P ).
here's waving back: still love it after all these years