Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sat Jun 11 20:05:57 CDT 2011


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jared Mauch" <jared at puck.nether.net>

> On Jun 10, 2011, at 10:01 AM, Kyle Creyts wrote:
> > I think the point is the ubiquity of access isn't what it should be.
> 
> I think there were several good points made in the article.
> 
> 1) Data caps and how they impact software updates (or downloads) -
> hughesnet was mentioned but ..
> 
> Looking to the near future, Apple is selling a 4GB download for $30 in
> the next month or so. That will have a large impact on networks that
> day IMHO. If you have a 3G/4G/LTE/whatnot device it makes it
> impossible to pull down the image without hitting your 5GB or 10GB cap
> compared to a fixed access network.
> 
> Even assuming you go to the local Panera/McDonalds/Starbucks/Library
> access, if you get 2MB/s (16Mb/s) you're talking about 20-25 minutes.
> Those locales don't usually have that fast of a network though.

Much more to the point: the (vendors hope for the) coming preponderance
of services like iCloud mean that you'll be able to *pay someone* to 
force you to use up your capped service, downloading music *you already
paid for in the first place*.

People Are Stupid.

Cheers,
-- jra
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