More brain food for 150MB per person per month policy:
1. One of my good mate is a TPG (ISP) customers. He is on 600MB per month plan. My mate is not a computer junkie. He only uses internet mainly to check his hotmail, send his kids’ latest photos around, and read news online. And he uses all his quote every month. So there are always a few Spanish Inquisition days every month, he has to be tortured by TPG downgrading his internet speed from blissful ADSL2+ to brittle 64kb dial up.
TPG declares 600MB is designed to people do internet surfing and email. Several other ISPs also have the similar package. It seems that it is common practice 600MBish is let people jump on the internet.
2. Last night I set up all my browsers (Firefox and SeaMonkey) to disable load all images, install AdBlock Plus and FlashBlock plugins. Browsers are much quicker while loading pages. They are more like a Lynx Windows version now.
However, while I check web usage today, I find there is not much different comparing the first two days when the browsers in their full blow mode. Google site still the top one, still eats as much quote as used to be.
If you don’t have enterprise level knowledge based solution, if you don’t have a decent desktop search engine help you find info at your finger, Google is still the first place you want to go.
Google represents the trend today that more and more companies moving from traditional desktop applications to web based, network centralised solution. To enforce this quote policy, with such low permit, IMHO, it really frustrates people who want to get shared information and knowledge from the net in a more intelligent and efficient way.