Never Too Busy

With new Internet call-waiting modems and services, I never miss a call when I'm online

It seems like a no-brainer. Call waiting has been around for more than a decade, so why does it slip into a coma when I'm surfing the Web on my home computer and a friend tries to call me on the same line? After all, a modem connection is just another phone call. But for all our high-tech wizardry, my friends still get a busy signal even if I'm just deleting junk e-mail or downloading a song. I may get a little drowsy at the keyboard, but I can still multitask--if only my PC will let me.

Now I no longer...

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