When I asked our I.T. guru if it was really that bad when we used to be on dial-up he reminded me that back then you only tended to have one computer. So you weren't having to compete with the rest of your family's devices for bandwidth.
How's this for photographic evidence of how addicted our family is to technology? Why play a game when you can play a game AND watch Youtube at the same time?!
It's a good thing we've got our broadband data back (unlimited now) as we have three or four teenagers coming for a bring-your-own-laptop birthday sleepover on Saturday and I'm not sure dial-up speeds would have been well received! (And why do they call them 'sleepovers' when that is not an accurate term at all?!).
Having 'survived' dial-up I am now marvelling at the speed and ease of broadband. What a wonderful thing it is! A beauty to behold! I have six tabs open, Blogger is working, and the rest of my family is all online. Peace has been restored.