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U.S. Should Stop Calling Slow DSL “Broadband”

I recently spoke at a conference on Web video held at the Finnish embassy in Washington, D.C., and sponsored by Beet.TV. In this excerpt, I spoke about several obstacles to the Web’s emergence as a replacement for standard TV, including the very slow bandwidth that is marketed as “broadband” in the United States.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus