The author is going on vacation now and the laptop that connects him day and night to the home office is going with him, of course. But the place he is headed doesn't have Wi-Fi, no high-speed LAN, no DSL, no fiber-optic network, and no satellite uplink. Phone jack or dataport in the room. Phone cord in his gear bag. ISP with an active dial-up account. And, yes, at last connecting at 48Kbps. Wow! He is sailing now, he is riding the wild Internet.