…doesn’t actually exist. At least, not for me. I’ve had to move from my little strip-mall office, and its cable broadband internet. No problem, thought I: I’ll just put a wee office upstairs in the family cider mill, save some monthly cash.
Turns out, the three wireless internet towers within a mile of my new location cannot be reached from my location, because of trees. What sort of radio waves can’t penetrate a bit of foliage, I ask you. I’ve tried Bell mobility’s wireless access card – a ‘speedy’ 200 kb/s does not let you get into Second Life; it barely lets you check your bank account or check your email (and it cost me over $60 for one day’s test drive!). It certainly doesn’t let you do anything remotely ‘web 2.0’-ish. Why’s that? ‘Cause nobody designs sites anymore that are light. Everything must have bells, whistles, tweeters and woofers.
Satellite seems to be my only option, if it’ll work. Otherwise, it’s dial-up for me. That’d pretty much kill my digital life; it’d certainly make the things I do, chronicled on this blog, pretty near impossible.
Ah, fine print on Second Life’s page: no satellite internet. Swell.