I never realized how dependent I have become on the internet until it was suddenly and without warning, snatched from my clutches. While our internet at home is humming along, our connection at work was down for an entire week.
AN ENTIRE WEEK!
I didn’t think this would be a big deal, but then I couldn’t check my e-mail, look up words in an online dictionary, look up phone numbers in the online white pages, search for directions, and the list goes on. The list of things I could not do became so long that I actually typed it all out.
I probably missed a few, but here is the list.
What I use the internet for:
Spel chek (just kiddin’)
E-Mails (lots and lots of e-mails)
Keeping up with friends (their blogs)
Finding a store’s hours
Reminders and Sticky Notes
Research and searching archives
Bible study tools
Finding stock photos
Downloading free software
Listening to my favorite radio shows
I don’t do all of these things at work, but you get the picture. My life intertwined with a little blue ethernet cable in the office and the wireless router box at home.