Well, just in case I'd forgotten how bad dialup was, I'm staying at a Best Western on Sepulveda that has no broadband - and no Wifi (open or otherwise) within range either. I seem to have left the phone cable in one of my other pc bags, so I had to go beg one from the front office. Fortunately, they had one. Then, I had to call back and get my phone enabled for long distance calls. After all that, a blazing 24 kbps connection.
Which makes me wonder - there are still people using dialup instead of broadband. Why?