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the web log of Simon Jessey

Wednesday, September 25th, 2002

Get broadband

Anyone who spends time designing websites will have probably learned to despise old browsers like Netscape 4.x because they hold back the deployment of new web technologies. A big reason for this is the slow uptake of broadband in the home. Who wants to spend hours downloading a new browser through a wobbly, dial-up connection? The geeks of this world certainly will, but many will prefer to wait until it is available on a free CD-ROM or something. Users with broadband internet connections can upgrade a browser in a matter of minutes, so they usually do it very soon after an upgrade is released.

It has only been a few months since I installed broadband access in the home, but it has already changed my life completely. I now have access to any information I need almost instantaneously and I can view large images or watch good-sized videos without waiting for them to download. I am waiting for my family back in England to do the same, so that I can talk to them via a live video feed.

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