my cable modem has crashed and Time Warner says it will be a few hours. I can’t blog from my phone
Time Warner Cable started work last Monday to update its cable in our alley, the worker came in to the downstairs service room and turned off the service for the day to do his work, what we learned later. We were on the phone till Thursday with no cable or internet reception. Finally two service operators came out to check the switch in the service room and found it was still turned off. Meanwhile we went crazy for days on the phone with Time Warner Cable management trying to figure what was wrong with the system. Four days without the service was humbling, sort of going back in time, back to the early 70s when Warner Cable was starting to wire the Westside of Los Angeles with cable service.
All the new technology is great and entertaining, but if their is no power, or connection what are we doing but living in a tech-fantasy sponsored by large corporations that don’t care about their customers. Strange being a customer with our bill paid with Time Warner Cable, as we get to know the company and its employees and management, and their problems with managing their corporate fantasy as a cable network.
One employee was answering a question one day and called the Santa Monica Adelpha cable system “Frankenstein” (Modern Prometheus) before Time Warner bought the company a few years ago.
Always have a backup. Get an account at your local freenet. Or use a free 30 day trial account [Earthlink and AOL come to mind]. Sure, they are dialup. But you are back in action.
I haven’t thought of dialup in…in…
*left eyebrow begins to twitch*
*right hand shakes*
*expensive vase crashes to floor*
Can you even see anything on the Internet these days with dialup? Other than raw email, that is?
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