Life is getting in the way of blogging about bridges!
Besides teaching, assorted family stress and too much work in my real job, I am getting stressed about adding my poorly researched musing to the inter-tubes….
Two non-bridge related items are killing me this week. (And yes I know everybody complains about these two topics. Just add me to the list….)
1) I needed a new printer so I traded (yes traded) in an old printer and got a new on sale. $50 bucks for a wireless decent quality ink jet. Not bad. But the replacement ink cost more than the printer! Now we all know this but why do we live with it? The price of ink, as shown below, is ridiculous!
Why can’t some startup company sell printers with refillable bottles? They may go out of business in a year but they would save the environment…..anybody want to start a green-printer company?
2) I wanted to update my cell phone and finding something that will do everything I want is a challenge. I would like phone service, email and a way to use the phone tethered to my laptop, so I can work the web when I am out of wifi range. I have that now, but at about $130 bucks a month. Seems like a lot and the speeds are sloooww.
Also why is America 18th?
South Korea boasts the world’s highest average connection speed at 14.6 Megabytes per second (Mbps) and also has six of Asia’s 10 cities with the fastest link-ups, all with average speeds above 15 Mbps.
Japan had the second highest average connection speed of 7.9 Mbps, followed by the Chinese territory of Hong Kong with 7.6 Mbps, said the report by US-based network provider Akamai Technologies.
The other countries in the top ten are Romania, followed by Sweden, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark and the Czech Republic, with the United States at 18th place, with an average speed of 3.9 Mbps.