that is IT. i cannot deal with the world of dial-up connections any longer. the only problem now that i've made that decision is how the heck does one go about getting a cable connection? do i have to buy a new modem? do i have to have cable tv (i don't watch tv much so i don't want to pay for that)? should i get dsl or something instead? where the heck do you, like, buy a cable connection? and will it screw up my AOL? .. i'm so computer-retarded.