Mad as in angry that is!
Dennis was so infuriated with the router his ISP (Telefonica) gave him and the cruddy service he constantly received from them that he smashed up his router with a hammer and put the video up on YouTube!
A must see!
By the way Dennis, you might want to check out this post about the ToS of video sharing sites!
Robin ‘Roblimo’ Miller has written an article in News Forge called Three reasons why Internet-based applications are a bad idea . His arguments are basically:
- Peering agreement falls apart – recently a peering agreement between two providers broke down and a lot of people were left without Internet access
- Cut one line, cut off DSL – a phone line was cut in Florida recently cutting off Internet access for many people
- Mysterious outages abound – a co-worker of Robin’s lost Internet access for a couple of hours recently
Basically, what Robin is saying is that online applications require Internet access and Internet access is not always reliable, therefore online applications are probably not a good idea.
Rubbish! If your electricity is cut off, you can’t use your PC. Does that mean desktop applications are a bad idea? Of course not. I would argue that online applications are a great idea and if your Internet access is not reliable – that’s a completely seperate issue. If your Internet access is dodgy, change to an ISP which is dependable or have a backup Internet access service available!