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ADSL at home

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Yesterday I activated my brand new new ADSL Internet connection at home. It worked like a charm at the first try.

Under the effect of "broadband euphoria", I spent the afternoon and evening playing with the new toy, no longer with the hassle of metered phone calls. In a matter of hours I managed to do a lot of things including, but not limited to:

Up to now I accessed the Internet via a dial-up connection with metered phone calls. I did my first UUCP email experiments in 1992 with the Coherent operating system and a 14.4 Kpbs ZyXEL modem. It was fun when computer science professors noticed that my messages came from Rutgers University (my provider delivered all non-local mail via the Rutgers machines), and wondered whether I had some sort of "permanent connection" at home. If I compare this with my current ADSL connection, I feel touched.

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