[LINK] World's biggest luddite strikes again! / Content is ha
Sat, 27 Oct 2001 12:30:48 +1000
At 11:29 AM +1000 27/10/01, Saliya Wimalaratne wrote:
>If your time is worth nothing, or you have a lot of it on your hands, then
>a 56k modem may be justifiable; but if you use the Internet interactively
>for more than say 6 hours a month on a 56k modem, and your time is worth
>$10/hour, then the extra cost of broadband (say $50) is offset by the
>extra speed and associated time saving.
But this assumes you sit there are twiddle your thumbs while you wait
for pages to load. I do other things eg -
- Read pages in other windows. I normally have four or so open
in my browser and often more than one browser running. I might have
multiple pages loading in the background as well. I make extensive
use of the "open page in new window" command.
- Read and answer email
- Search for other information via iRemember or sherlock
- I might even do something which (gasp!) does not involve the computer.
I usually have 10 or so applications running. And yes there is some
instability as every few of days I might need to reboot. (MacOS8.6
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