Tim Jahr wrote a comment on the blog after listening to Bruce Wilson and me on a recent Chit Chat Across the Pond. I’d like to read his comment to you for a couple of reasons. First that I agree with most of what he said, and I’d also like to clarify with the context I should have added. During the conversation with Bruce, I referred to IT as waste. Here’s what Tim wrote: Continue reading “IT is Waste”
As you probably know by now, this past week Steve and I went on a big adventure to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. It was a glorious trip that we’d been planning to do for literally decades with our friends Diane and Bill.
There was one thing for which I was unprepared, and that’s that we would have nearly zero Internet on the trip. We traveled 750 miles in 7 days, and for about 80% of that we had no cell service at all on AT&T. Diane and Bill have Verizon and it was much better, but still around 50% of the time they had nothing. Oddly sometimes we’d see four or five dots of cell service, but they’d be hollow instead of filled, and the signal would say 4G. What do empty dots mean anyway? I can tell you they don’t mean you can post to Facebook, that’s for sure.
Our hotel claimed that it would have WiFi in the common areas, but they were just lying about that on their website. There was no WiFi at all. Continue reading “What You Can’t Do Without Data”