The novelty will wear off eventually. Meanwhile we're all still discovering many new things we can do with the internet and broadband, that were simply not possible before. It is a great tool for my academic research and correspondence, but it is definitely much too absorbing. I put a saucepan on the other day to boil some water, switched on the immersion heater, and then sat down just to answer a question on one of the Buddhist forums that I frequent. Probably answering some question about mindfulness. (~_~) About two hours later I went into the kitchen to find it full of steam, and the glass lid of dry saucepan (stainless steel fortunately) beginning to crackle from the heat.
Why is it, when you're stood in the bathroom, waiting for the bath to fill, it takes hours. When you turn the taps on, check out a few postings here, it takes a nanosecond to get to within a centimetre of the top?
It's like those people who say "I don't need TV - I could happily live without it". Knowing full well that they are unlikely ever to be put to the test. It's the same thing with broadband, people may say that they don't need it, but they say that because they have it.
Me, I'll stick to broadband, and all the advantages that it brings.
not to justify my use of BB , but I have relatives in far-flung places of the world; I have study I can do on-line;people with who I need to keep in contact; and, having experienced the "pain " of dial-up and waiting for some ten minutes to connect, only to have the connection "drop" in ten seconds ..