Previously upon reading the article linked to below, I was pondering-- "are we perhaps becoming too connected?" Does the possibility of being able to "connect" while in your car appeal to you? Or has the sublime reached the point of ridiculousness?
Isn't there anywhere whence we can escape this madness? I like being connected as much as the next bloke or sheila-- but sometimes I like to get away from it all.
I'm truly looking forward to my trip up to the Adirondacks this summer-- to a campground surrounded by mountains with such a high iron content that it's near impossible to get a cell phone signal... A place where truly you CAN escape the pull of technology, that is if you really want to (and you don't have to try THAT hard to do so) and really want, where "logging on" truly DOES mean tossing another log on the campfire, and the only real access to the outside world is a phone booth near the main gate where you enter and exit the campground. It's a place where the soundtrack is provided by the assorted wildlife who inhabit that particular stretch of wilderness not by an iPod, Zune, or any other digital music devices... And the lights aren't those of a city or metropolitan area-- they're the lights of the night sky. The full moon can act as a spotlight for midnight canoeing and there are more stars visible than you could ever imagine seeing in the city or the 'burbs.
Aren't there times or places where you'd really prefer not to be so easily reached? Or has our technological proclivicty reached such a fever pitch that much like an infant with a pacifier, we "need" to be connected as much as possible? Is this constant "need" for connection a help or a hindrance? A panacea or a problem?
At any rate here's the article: Wi-Fi Is Hitting the Road in Cars From Avis, but Technical and Legal Bumps Lie Ahead
Discuss amongst yourselves...