If you've never been to State College for a football game, you have no idea of the excitement and emotion that runs through the penn State stadium on a Saturday afternoon in the fall.
Yesterday, there were 110,400 people in the seats, rooting for PSU. But, alas, we were to be disappointed as Ohio State ran over the Nittany Lions ... and that was AFTER they had all been cheering for my alma mater, Northwestern, which upset Iowa in an earlier game.
But the point of this post is not to talk about Penn State, it's to also wish you never have the other experience I did this weekend. Staying with friends (kind, generous people), 17 miles outside of State College ... on a mountain top ... with NO cell service and only dialup.
That means my iPhone was useless, as was my laptop and its WiFi. For the first time in years, I have gone nearly 48 hours with Net access. And it's not a pretty sight.
So, when I came back to Va. and logged in, I found an invite from Leo Laporte to join this evening's' Webcast of "This Week in Tech." From zero Net access to joining the roundtable of what could be the Net's most popular tech talk show ... well ... i am SO glad to be plugged in again.
The show Webcasts live at 6 p.m. eastern at http://live.twit.tv/, and you'll be able to download the podcast from iTunes.