, or dream
, of anyone who works with (or uses) telecommunications
, meaning that your connection is somehow being fed through satellite
. Has been known to happen
on several occasions. Usually used humorously, e.g. of a static-laden local telephone
connection: "Gee, I think we're patched into NORAD..."
Pathetic, when you think of it, but back in modem days, we took what we could get.