Google has a very useful service for those of you in the field on low-bandwidth connections. Primarily designed for browsing websites on cellphones, it will also be of great use for those using laptops but with a very slow connection – e.g. standard GSM data connections and satphones. Even those using relatively fast BGANs will find it of use because the data transferred will be a lot less – thus saving on your satphone bill.
The ultra-minimalist Google site acts as a proxy that strips out all the fancy stuff and reduces the chosen website to either pure text, or text & images. Give it a try – you’ll find it here or click on the image above. Or to see how this site looks in pure text form – click here