This video shows the small town of Darwin, which is different from many other towns across the nation because of their use of dial-up internet. The town lacks any broadband connection to the internet, so they must suffer through dial-up connections. What was most surprising to me in the video was what appeared to be high-end computer and laptop equipment, but no broadband connections. The video ends on a somewhat funny note when citizens of the town are huddled in the small post office awaiting their Netflix DVD’s to arrive in the mail. One woman states that if the town had broadband, getting Netflix in the mail wouldn’t be necessary.
The video features still images, as well as video footage. There are multiple perspectives recorded in the video, but every person is suffering from lack of a broadband connection. I really enjoyed the end of the video because the footage of the townspeople huddled in the tiny post office waiting for their Netflix DVD’s really shows how far behind in technology this town is when compared to the rest of the country.