The Boston Globe - By Hiawatha Bray, December 24, 2007:
It's too late to order broadband Internet access in time for Christmas. Too bad, especially for those who'll find a videogame console under the tree tomorrow. If you can't hook it up to the Internet, you're missing at least half the fun.
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