Since moving house a couple of weeks ago I’ve had no internet connection at home. Not so much as a phone line to help me out. It’s been a weird and not-at-all pleasant experience that has left me feeling somewhat disorientated.
I’m so used to being permanently connected to the internet – email is my main communications tool these days – that it’s been hard to go without.
Imagine my joy then when I tell you that I’m typing this on a newly installed Telewest broadband connection. I really pushed the boat out and went for their Elite up to 10Mb service. And look!
I’m currently getting a megabyte per second! That’s a theoretical 60Mb a minute and 3.6Gb an hour, more than enough to keep me amused.
I think I’m getting old but I remember my excitement at getting my first 56k modem, thrilled at the speed improvement over my old 28.8k brick. Less than a decade later and I’m now getting 200 times that original 5k per second dial up speed.
Oh how times change.