It’s a never ending story, the saga of our broadband connection. A ‘reconfiguration’ last week has left us crawling along at around 4KB/s (32Kb/s) – equivalent to slow analogue dial-up.
Living a long way from anywhere has some fabulous advantages, but one of them is not connectivity. We knew this when we moved here, but we did dream of a time when even this remote spot would be connected electronically to the rest of the world by something more than the string and chewing gum that was Telecom Eireann’s rural network circa 2000.
Life in Currane, technology
So the iPhone 3G is here. As I said in a previous post, I really want one. I wanted the original iPhone, and now I want the 3G.
I’ve also said to friends that I’m at that age where I have to be convinced that the product is right and the time is right. As you may know I’m a huge Apple fan and until the iPhone no other smartphone had really attracted me. Having the latest/smartest gadget doesn’t do it for me, but that’s a personal thing. I need to see real utility and ways in which my life will be made easier, even if the product design is dreamy.