My Complete and Utter Dependence on the Internet

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’)
Dictionary
Thesaurus
Encyclopedia
Fact check
Calendar
Phone directory
E-Mails (lots and lots of e-mails)
Word Processing
Spreadsheets
News
Weather Forecast
Leisure Time
Journaling (Blogging)
Keeping up with friends (their blogs)
Directions
Finding a store’s hours
Task List
Reminders and Sticky Notes
Research and searching archives
Bible Reading
Bible study tools
File Sharing
File transferring
Shopping
Wishlist
Photo archiving
Sharing Photos
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.