Mobile Internet Connection

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) wrote: “All mankind is divided into three classes: Those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move…”

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I sat in an ICE train using my Toshiba notebook and a UBS Stick (T-mobile: Xtra Card: “web’n’walk DayFlat” = 4.95 Euro Tagesflat für das Highspeed Surfen per Laptop) from the mobile phone server – P.S.: a flat rate via a prepaid mobile phone card. Maybe you think: “Not to mention” – but for me, aged 66, it was like the first step on the moon! When I was born, 1945, the trains had not seats like those today (and my mother traveled for free on the roof top of the trains through Germany). My typewriter even in the eighties did not know any electricity – times are a-changing …
kind reply from Claudio in Argentina (click on the picture to discover the link to his flickr website):
“I have 47 y,o. my friend, and I used to work in a big Argentine Bank in the early ’80s, with manual typewriters, paper cards to write balances, and carbonic paper. A few years after, I was studying System Analysis, and programming complex applications on a IBM PC XT without hard disk and 384 Kb of RAM. Today, my daughter have a netbook with 2 Gb of RAM, a 160 Gigabytes hard disk and a color LCD screen of 14″! I’m still amazed about the technical progress.”

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