I got a linked in notification that one of my contacts had an updated profile, as the train left Genève. I clicked the link, it still hadn’t loaded by Nyon. Thats 30 km or about 10 mins, to load 1 (small text) page, well not load, in fact.
Of course at Nyon a telecoms provider from a neighbouring country reaches in to try and screw some roaming charges out of us.
As this particular contact lives between Genève and Nyon, it would have been quicker to take a horse and cart and call at his house and get the update face à face like in the olden days when everything was black and white.
I don’t know what coverage is like by you, but I seem to spend significant time at places with slow or no mobile network coverage. so either I am just a very unlucky cloud client or the infrastructure is not yet quite where it needs to be to fuel the web 2.0 fantasy. Which is it?