I recently moved to a place with some more space and land south of San Jose. It just so happens that where I moved to all though not far from San Jose is still the country by all definitions. Including its lack of Internet access. I exhausted ALL my options for high speed broadband before having to go with what I feared the most which is satellite broadband. During this transition I was without any Internet connection in our new space for almost a week. It has been a long time since I was that un-connected. I believe in unplugging from time to time but there is a difference between a conscious choice to unplug and the inability to be plugged in. I never realized how almost completely useless my computers are without the Internet. That is a whole topic of conversation for another day. About mid-week I figured all though the lots are quite a bit bigger where I moved to there has to be some neighbors with a open wi-fi connection somewhere. So I grabbed my computer and told my wife I was going on my quest for the Internet. So with my Mac flipped open constantly scanning for wireless networks I traveled up and down our whole property hoping to find an open connection. Finally I found one, so I grabbed a chair and planted under a tree to do my e-mail and surf the Internet.