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Sargentodiaz
08-09-2016, 03:05 AM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/08/08/16/370027D900000578-3729605-The_map_shows_millions_of_web_devices_around_the_w orld_to_create-a-12_1470670098256.jpg



We sit at our desks and write stuff to send and almost never think if where it might wind up. I routinely check my blogs to see what traffic I'm getting and where from. Some of the locations surprise me and, looking at this graphic, I'm no longer surprised.


More images and story @ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3729605/The-reach-internet-revealed-Stunning-map-shows-web-connected-device-planet.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

jjdebenedictis
08-09-2016, 11:02 AM
That's a great map! :D

Of course, now I'm looking at Namibia and remembering that one (very nice, otherwise) lodge that claimed it had internet, but their internet was so slow it took ten minutes just load your inbox, never mind crow-barring open one of your messages...

Maryn
08-09-2016, 05:35 PM
My nephew is working on that, jjdebenetictis. He's with a Google team which is attempting to position cost-effective satellites (think super weather balloon) for signal bounce over places which do not have internet, mainly Africa and parts of South America, where the governments so far have not sought to stop them.

Maryn, who knows some smart people, but it doesn't rub off

AW Admin
08-09-2016, 10:45 PM
It's a great picture.

It's also causing massive problems for members on dialup

They can't even open the thread.

I'm getting a little tired of repeatedly asking the same members to not post images that exceed our reasonable and very clear guidelines.

If a visually disables person relying on voice software (me) can do it, so can you.

jjdebenedictis
08-11-2016, 11:10 AM
My nephew is working on that, jjdebenetictis. He's with a Google team which is attempting to position cost-effective satellites (think super weather balloon) for signal bounce over places which do not have internet, mainly Africa and parts of South America, where the governments so far have not sought to stop them.

Very cool! :D

Of course, there's something to be said for just leaving your email the &*#!! alone when you're on a safari in the middle of a bazillion miles of desert and occasional ostriches.

The locals would appreciate getting properly connected, though, I'm sure.

Maryn
08-11-2016, 06:08 PM
He's mostly not allowed to discuss what they're doing, but my impression is that it's for the locals. Tourists, of course, need to master the art of the disconnect. Although I remember Mr. Maryn's complaint that when he vacationed, nobody stepped in and did any of his work, so he'd just have an additional week of emails needing attention, on top of everything else, on his return unless he dealt with them from our hotel. (Luckily his insomnia meant he usually dealt with them while I slept.)

When we travel by car, I'm still shocked at the vast areas where I cannot get a cell signal. I presume if the area is pretty much uninhabited, there's no internet, either.

cmhbob
08-11-2016, 08:11 PM
There are plenty of places within 100 miles of the town I live in that have no cellphone service.

I'm 50 miles from the 2nd largest city in Oklahoma, and live in a town of 30,000.

That has huge ramifications for poverty and healthcare, not just emails on vacation.