Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

mikea mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Fri Jun 24 01:17:34 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 05:47:18PM -0700, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> On 6/22/2011 14:33, Nathan Eisenberg wrote:
> >> I agree, the whole use of the terms 'need' and 'want' in this conversation are
> >> ridiculous.  It's the Internet.  The entire thing isn't a 'need'.  It's not like life
> >> support or something that will cause loss of life if it isn't there.  The only thing
> >> to even discuss here is 'want'.  Yes, consumers 'want' super-fast Internet,
> >> faster than any of us can comprehend right now.  1Tbps to the house, for
> >> everyone, for cheap!
> > 
> > Wait, the internet isn't a need?  Is this 1991?  Of course it's a need, as surely as heat or electricity are needs.
> > 
> > Without even trying, I can think of a dozen life-safety systems that rely solely on the internet for their functionality.
> > 
> Life safety aside, enough common stuff is moving online (whether it's
> paying bills, schoolwork, or preparing forms for the DMV ahead of time),
> and it's slowly becoming a disadvantage to not have the internet.

A friend is having to job-hunt. It pretty much _requires_ Net access.

Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Tired old sysadmin 

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