These days, there really is no excuse for not taking advantage of the amazing technology that is available. With competitors working against one another, prices have dropped and we as consumers have benefited enormously from this competition. One area in particular that consumers have seen lower and lower prices is in the computer market. So many more people have access to computers than ever before. If you are a elementary school student, you will be expected to hand in typed papers the majority of the time. The spread of technology has had an amazing leveling effect on everything that we do. Buying a computer is still an expensive investment, but one that you can be almost sure will last for the next few years. The spread of computers to consumers has led to different markets opening up as well. Companies now race against one another to build the fastest Internet connection available in order to appeal to consumers. Again, we consumers benefit, seeing great deals on the internet that we have never enjoyed before.
Long gone are the days where you would need to plug into a wall using a cable to find the Internet. Today, most cafes and public libraries offer this service for free. These public spaces may offer the Internet for free, but it is surely much less reliable than what you want to be working with ordinarily. I’ve found that in a public library it is often very difficult to watch a video online or download music quickly. It is to the point where I almost don’t bother attempting these actions. In these situations, I return home to my satellite internet and continue downloading from home. In the end, it becomes the most convenient thing to do.
Fortunately, I’m not the only one who gets to use satellite Internet broadband. I say that this is a good thing because the more people who have it, the more people will be sharing files and downloading videos and music faster than ever. It is nice to know that people are realizing that they don’t have to stay limited by the speed of their Internet. People simply want things faster. There is a market for the faster version and soon enough, it will become what everyone is asking for. Then it will become something that we expect.
We live in extraordinary times. Products such as satellite Internet have taken what once was a slow and unreliable tool, the Internet, and turned it into something that we simply take for granted. This product is the latest of several improvements and it reflects the consumers demand for greater speed and reliability from our Internet provider. It is strange to think back to what computers used to look like, and how only a decade ago many of us didn’t even own a personal computer. As computers have improved, so have the technologies that make them integral to our livelihoods.