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The internet— too pushy?

I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but does it seem that the mainstream... everything... is trying to shove you onto high-speed internet? I had dial-up for years, and hated it, because all the best games and software required a high-speed connection, which I couldn't have. It was sad. Of course, I eventually found a way around it in buying a wireless receiver for my desktop and tapping into the neighbor's 'net. But I digress.

Has anyone else had problems like this? Are Microsoft and Apple making shoves toward a broadband-centered humanity?

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