California 1

Apologies for the total lack of bloggery in the last week. I have been in California, having a really interesting time shuffling through the ashes of the boom. One things I noticed: even the grottiest motel I stayed in had ethernet access, as did the very much nicer Stanford Terrace Inn. When I reached San Francisco, I was really shocked to find that the Holiday Inn only had “dataport” access in the telephones. It really isn’t more than two years since that was the height of sophistication; and I still have onthe shelf in my office a special cable for breaking into the wall sockets that used to be common in hotels that didn’t want their telephones stolen from an ordinary socket. Here’s to progress.

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