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I'm starting to like the guy on the Time Warner commercials. He's the likable bumbler in the baseball cap who can't figure out how to set up a pup tent, can't remember his mother-in-law's birthday, and ranks as his grandmother's third favorite, right behind Kevin. But he likes his Internet really really fast.I found that annoying, and I don't advocate going back to it. But today, as Syracuse welcomes its first 4G provider, please tell me if any of you are able to perceive the difference between a 3G and a 4G Blackberry. For most of us, the Internet involves transmission of words and a few images. People check their Facebook accounts, look at e-mail if they're kind of old, and wander around indulging their curiosity about sports, the news, weather and, just maybe (not me, of course, and certainly not you) click on a little porn video now and again. Just to see what's out there.
sanity fair By Ed GrIffIn-nOlan Fast Company Our obsession with Internet speed and quick downloads reeks of entitlement I ’m starting to like the guy on the Time There are images and videos and songs Warner commercials. He’s the likable galore, not to mention the expanding uni- bumbler in the baseball cap who can’t verse of social networking sites, the bloating figure out how to set up a pup tent, can’t popularity of which indicate that somebody remember his mother-in-law’s birthday, and out there has some extra time on their hands. ranks as his grandmother’s third favorite, Isn’t it reasonable to ask why a Facebook right behind Kevin. But he likes his Internet lover who has time to solicit my involvement really really fast. in Farmville is in need of the blazing speeds I guess I find it kind of refreshing to know promised by the new barons of broadband? that even in this high-tech era the phone com- Unless you’re operating a remote control pany thinks that a guy like this is capable of surgical unit or a predator drone, what makes leading them into battle against the evil empire, you think that you really need all the speed? I’m not advocating a return to dial-up. I “ in this case, Verizon Fios. This unnamed every- man may not be as remember well the annoy- memorable as Cath- ing clicks and beeps of erine Zeta-Jones in unless you’re modems connecting, then disconnecting, and spent my the T-mobile ads, but then, who is? operating a remote share of days hunting for a He is endearing, fax machine or a phone to which is countercul- control surgical send in a story after dead- tural in the world of line, because I had counted advertising today, unit or a predator on e-mail when it was far a world in which less reliable than it is today. many brands have drone, what makes I found that annoying, decided that annoy- and I don’t advocat
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