If you're on dial-up (sorry), a horrible dorm network, or your roommate hogs all the bandwidth with his love of True Blood torrents and pornography, you'll have trouble getting the download-only OS X Lion. But Apple's got you covered.
Letting you duck under bandwidth caps and other connection restraints, Apple will let customers download the 4GB update via their retail stores' plentiful pipes. I'm not saying this isn't generous, but some complimentary shrimp cocktail or pound cake would be nice, while you wait. Just saying. [Cult of Mac via Computerworld]