Saturday, November 19, 2005

1/2 a planet away

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The ability to type stuff on my keyboard on another continent, see it on my screen at night-time, send it thousands of kilometers away via a telephone line, then via waves through the ionosphere bouncing off satellites or through a big thick undersea cable, to a little parcel of magnetic medium in Silicon Valley, or Seattle or somewhere in the USA in daytime, where you can access it........

Seems particularly slow today.

It actually quite magical if you think about it when it works.


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