Here in India, you pay $2.45 for a 1GB chunk. Larger chunks, cost even less. 5GB goes for just over $6!! Pay-as-you-go is all fine if one sticks to small data transfers, but in the long run, is certainly not worth it. Works out to many times the cost.
I understand that fewer players in the market tends to resist cost reduction, but seriously, $500 per GB is ridiculous, right? What am I missing here?
Thats all well and good but how much does the average Indian make in a day? $5?
At the end of the day it is just a tool for enslavement and invasion of privacy. Anything you do on your PC can be remotely monitored and logged. Virtually all laptops today come with built in mics and webcams. You can tape over the camera but you can't truly disable the mic short of desoldering it and voiding your warranty. PCs are becoming much like the software that runs on them, they appear to provide some kind of service to the user but are turning into little more than tools for authorities to spy on and control the population.
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