I’ve been known to say the miracle of modern technology isn’t that it doesn’t work perfectly, but that it works at all! When a cell phone call breaks up, I gnash my teeth just like the rest — until I remember that, just 20 years ago, the idea of a personal, portable phone being the basic global communication method was, well, pure science fiction.
However, that doesn’t mean we should accept the glitches, especially when they’re imposed solely to enrich someone else at our expense. Broadband internet in the US, as implemented in our current corporate environment, is expensive and pathetic. This video conveys the frustration better than I ever could. Enjoy this beautifully conceived social commentary by Extremely Decent: