March 8th, 2010

Red Queen

Surviving Internet Deprivation

For a chronic multitasker, being deprived of Internet access is like a sleepy cat being deprived of a sunbeam. Granted, it's not life-threatening, but it's frustrating.

When we arrived at the Otakon meeting in a Baltimore hotel on Saturday, I learned the meeting room lacked Internet access. Only registered guests could opt to purchase it on their own, despite a tantalizing button marked "credit card payment" on the hotel's home page. I asked the front desk why such a button existed if it couldn't be used, and they explained it was used at other hotels in the chain.

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