For all you dial-up users

April 19, 2004
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The New York Times says you have lots of company.

Up to now, the market for high-speed connections has been dominated by the young, educated, affluent and tech-savvy. In some circles, it is considered not just functional, but an essential bit of modernity, like knowing what happened on “The Sopranos” or that Diesel refers to jeans, not fuel. Some users of dial-up sheepishly acknowledge that they avoid admitting their low network speeds when they are with their better-connected friends.

Confession: I have Comcast’s fastest digital-cable broadband and I still didn’t know that Diesel refers to jeans, not fuel.

One Response to For all you dial-up users

  1. Tom on April 19, 2004 at 9:51 am

    While I must admit I’m familiar with Diesel as a brand, it’s not exactly like saying you weren’t familiar with Levi’s. While I wouldn’t consider their products “highbrow”, I would consider them “trendy”.