The disappearing dial-up modem

Holy broadband world! Dan Gillmor notes the passing of the pre-installed modem in Apple’s new iMac G5. The company is now only offering an external modem. Like the internal floppy and the tube television set, dail-up modems are assigned to the century from which they came and now appear headed for the junk heap.

Having served us well for a season, may they rest in peace.


  1. now if we could only get broadband internet access that is actually affordable…

    Bellsouth DSL=bandwidth not worth the price!

  2. Matthew C. Wilson says

    Might I suggest, if it’s available in your area, Verizon FiOS?

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