When
· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · November
· · · · 15 (1 entry)

Bye-Bye, Modem · Talk­ing around the ta­ble over sushi and beer the oth­er night, we re­al­ized we’ve reached an in­flec­tion point; a lot of us can re­al­ly no longer use dial-up ef­fec­tive­ly on the road. The vol­ume of email (most­ly spam, but even the le­git stuff) has got­ten so high that you just can’t af­ford the time for the mo­dem to wade its way through it. IMAP plus server-side fil­ter­ing helps less than you’d think, be­cause IMAP is such a chat­ty pro­to­col. It was here in Ja­pan, a decade or so ago, that for the first time I was able to di­al up and get my email from on the road. At the time it was a huge quality-of-life win and I re­mem­ber sign­ing off “Emailing ya from Ja­pan, dig it!” Wel­l, I’m blog­ging from Ja­pan, but it’s through a fast smooth Wi­fi con­nec­tion, just open up the lap­top and I’m on the air. Two of the peo­ple in the room here have Von­age box­es and are get­ting lo­cal phone call­s; dig it!
 
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