Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Broadband, (was: Another Dante PAW)
From: Adam Bridge <>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 10:05:16 -0800

I was listening to NPR last week, I think to the Todd Mund show, who was
interviewing a teckie person. He observed that the difference between not
having the net, and having a 56k modem connection, is smaller than the
difference between having broadband and a 56k modem connection.

I agree with this. I used to have a dual-channel ISDN connection, now DSL.
Both were always on - but the DSL (actually ADSL since it's fast coming
down but slow going up to the net) makes a vast difference.

Broadband, because it's always on, does expose your computer more often to
the malign effects of hackers and script-kiddies but I admit that I'm a Mac
person and haven't had a problem. Using both OS 9 and Mac OS X my systems
have not been hit - although the internal firewalls on Mac OS X routinely
detect breakin attempts. Adolescents should NEVER be allowed near
computers. Geesh.

Anyway - if you can get broadband definately go for it!


On 4/1/02 Pascal fecklessly (okay - NOT fecklessly) wrote:

>> The ease and speed of looking at pictures and managing my website has
>> really spoiled me.   Downloading huge files like an update to Internet
>> Explorer took just a few minutes rather than hours.
>Ditto for me. I made the switch about one and a half year ago and never
>looked back. In fact, I couldn't go back any more...
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