Had a message from Shayne Flint, who was Paris for a project with the Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University. He says the EeePC is being sold there like a phone, as part of a wifi access contract. He says he saw several of them being used in restaurants, coffee shops etc. during my 12 days in Paris. There was Wifi "everywhere and lots of it is free" (but usually very slow).
Yes he is right.I brought my eeepc in Australia for use as a travel computer but here in Paris you buy them as part of a contract. I use Ozone Paris as my internet providor. I am glad to have it but it is so slow. Very very frustrating. I am beginning to think that we in Australia have very high speed internet. The French seem to tolerate much worse connections. I get so frustrated I want to throw my little eeepc against a wall - the connection is so bad and slow. It has already cut out one typing this. It took 2 hours the other day to send an "urgent" email. Obviously the urgency was lost by the the time it got sent.
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