I'm in the beautiful city of Bath in the United Kingdom. My search for a public Web cafe actually led me to the reception desk at my hotel, where I kicked out the staff for about half an hour while I blogged. I seriously hope no one needed to book a room, for I was the bottleneck at the front desk. Happily, no guest came up to me asking for services; my American accent surely would have given me away (although, having done a number of Shakespearian plays in my mispent youth, I suppose I could have conjoured up some suitable voice).
This being a very historical city, I'm reminded of the following. Some archeologists were digging through the city, and first came upon some fiber optic cables. Below that were some Cat5 cables, and below that were plain copper, then older cables with fabric insulation. Below that was nothing, whereby the archeologists could confidently conclude that the ancient Romans had indeed discovered WiFi.
Obviously, I've been on the road too long and too long separated from a critical mass of transistors. I doubt I'll be able to blog until my return on the 7th, so thanks for your patience until I return to a more software-intensive world. I shutdder at the piles of email that likely await me: with an average of 200-300 emails/per day and 15 days of unread email...well, you do the math.