I have known people who take a vacation to just relax and stay away from Internet. In fact, not so many years ago, travelling in a plane was comforting because you knew that you did not have access to the Internet. Then came in offline storage for Google Reader, Gmail and a bunch of other services, which meant that you had access to content even on a plane. This was quickly followed up by Internet access on planes. See where we are headed.
If you thought that you could escape the Internet by climbing the highest mountain peak in the world; Mount Everest; think again. Ncell, a subsidiary of a Swedish phone giant TeliaSonera, has set up high speed 3G networks at an altitude of 5,200 meters in the Everest region.
"Today we made the (world’s) highest video call from Mount Everest base camp successfully. The coverage of the network will reach up to the peak of the Everest" Ncell Nepal chief Pasi Koistinen told reporters in Kathmandu on Thursday.
This means that you can no longer fool your wife when you say that you were busy climbing Mount Everest while you were busy playing golf, because you will now be able to make videos calls and surf the Internet on your mobile phones. Sigh, will we ever be able to get rid of the Internet? Do you think that they would have high speed internet in Heaven and Hell too?
(Source: AFP | Mount Everest Peak Image courtesy everest-2002.de)