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Saturday, May 1, 2010
How Healthy Is Your Internet Connection?
Last weekends, lives in my house came to a standstill. For 2 days, the internet service provider, streamyx, was down.
Of all days, it was the d-day for Selangor.
My Son contained his frustration with SMSes and sports channels but my Husband, pity his soul. An ardent reader, he has to read papers everyday. It used to be, besides the daily Star and The Sun, he counter balance his readings with Singapore Straits Times and The New Paper. But since dailies went online, Star is only bought on Tuesdays because of the InTech section. Both Father and Son were restless as they have to be online to complete their necessary assignment.
I called up enquiring about the seminar I was to attend at UTM (University Technology Malaysia) last Sunday. The organiser was scrambling with internet connection as they only knew about the 'interruption' a couple of days before the event and it's too late to call it off.
Thank God, the seminar went smoothly without any hiccups to the switched connection. In the seminar, Nuaeman, a local full time blogger and an Internet Marketer, shared his experience how the local internet connection greatly affected his health. Others, consoling themselves, have to accept that at any years, the local connection is always 5 years behind time. They did not want to be another Nuaeman.