Shuttleworth: Amazon search results in the Dash
Posted Sep 26, 2012 22:06 UTC (Wed) by nix
In reply to: Shuttleworth: Amazon search results in the Dash
Parent article: Shuttleworth: Amazon search results in the Dash
As a person who actually uses sat links on a regular basis in remote locations.. in the United States. I'm telling you flat out, that you are absolutely wrong about the viability of sat broadband for the always connected lifestyle.
Well, that's interesting. I thought we were talking about typing in a search box sending queries out to the Internet, yet suddenly in order to win the argument you have jumped across to 'the always connected lifestyle'.
I'd hate to point this out, but my mother types things in search boxes on a regular basis, over her satellite broadband link, and it works fine. She's not a member of the 'always connected lifestyle' crowd, though. There are a lot of people in that boat, but you've forgotten they exist.
Personally I have always assumed that virtually anything can and will talk to the network when it sees fit: networking is not something hived off into a few applications, but a property of the system as a whole. The system is networked, not the web browser. Unix systems have been like this for decades, and heavily used by 'people who want to feel in control of what the computer is doing'.
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