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Data Centers Connecting People and Information
Whether you are wholly aware of it or not, you are currently connected to millions and perhaps billions of people all around the world. Through the technology of cloud storage, people can share photos, music, and more with each other. It is all too easy to take our connections to data and to other people for granted but the actual amount of data travelling back and forth between nations is hard to ignore.
Contrary to popular wisdom, it is still perfectly possible to receive television through an aerial. Indeed, since the digital switchover of a few years ago, where signal strength at transmitter was substantially increased, aerial reception is better than it has ever been.
Nuisance phone calls are a growing problem. Indeed, the modern British household is inundated with them. Consumer group ‘Which?’ estimate that eight out of ten people received one in the last month, while Ofcom claims that around a billion of them are made per year in the UK alone. The problem has grown to such an extent that it has prompted government intervention; plans have been made to lower the threshold for punitive fines against offending companies.
At this point, the Internet bubble is a thing that feels like the distant past. In the 1990s, the Internet was new and people still did not know how far it would go. Some people thought it was just a fad, saying that people would never want to remember difficult URLs or give up older technologies. Others were incredibly optimistic, jumping all over new websites so that their values shot up. When the .com bubble burst, things leveled out a bit, but it was clear that the Internet was here to stay.
Even the best drivers can get traffic tickets from time to time, and it isn’t exactly anybody’s cup of tea. However, if you’re like many drivers that commute to and from work each day or just go on the occasional road trip, you probably just assume the occasional traffic ticket isn’t worth avoiding. After all, they can be paid.