Sunday, August 10, 2008

Live from Megabus!

Greetings from somewhere on the Mass Pike!

The wireless on the way up didn't work, but on this bus it seems to be working sort of okay (the bandwith, as expeted, is rather low).

Many U.S. airlines are going to be introducing wireless soon, too. The good news, as the Chicago Tribune notes, is that "Many airlines also are blocking applications that enable calling over the Internet, such as Skype. They say instant messaging and texting allow good communication without the disruption of a voice call."

The most notable thing on the bus up here was the Europeans (and maybe some Quebequois). They've been out in force in New York all summer and I guess they've discovered the buses, which cost little more than a couple cappuccinos surely do on the continent. My only gripe with the Europeans in New York has been the cigarette smoke everywhere, but that wasn't an issue on the bus.

Looking out the window, I couldn't help but notice the signs of a struggling economy in Connecticut. The movie theater just east of Hartford is no more; same with that SportsPlex place a bit further up I-84.


At 10:19 AM, Blogger ertzeid said...

the sportsplex--that's the baseball fields, right? that's been dead since my senior year, i believe, or maybe yours.

in other news, i just read your quote list, and now i'm thinking in bsom-worthy quotes.

At 12:31 AM, Blogger Bad Decision Maker said...

lolz. my mom is in europe and she actually texted me just the other day saying "i just saw a megabus in canterbury!" its a long story, but its funny because a few months ago she was irrationally upset that she hadn't seen a megabus yet "I just want to see what one looks like!!!"

ill call ya back soon...

At 2:03 PM, Blogger bsom said...

yes, the place with the baseball fields, and the go carts. On the right side as you're headed east.

So basically I've just been exposed as being years behind the news. Great.


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