Seriously, you can’t even BUY a new 28.8k modem, this is just another example of people trying to simplify ideas to non tech-saavy people. It’s like those articles where they say that the amount of calculations a super computer can do in one second would take a human with a calculator 10 million years. I feel bad for people who need to use computers but know nothing about them. I also feel bad for their tech saavy friends or children.

The timing of getting this in the mail is also kind of funny because I had heard yesterday about how Verizon is slowly hooking up some neighborhoods with fiber optic internet connections for prices basically on par with cable modem service. Though sadly I do not qualify. Here I am wanting to be able to download at a rate of at least a megabyte per second and I get mail advertising speeds 500k/sec absolute tops.