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Day the Internet Died

April 27, 2005

Today I was without internet for two hours, and, oh man, I was freaking out! I mean, what the heck was I supposed to do sitting at a computer that wouldn't let me check my email or check the weather forecast or check the SHU blogs or check my email again or anything? Work? Pssshay!!!

I needed to find out the address for a college, but could I do it? No! I had to stand up, walk to the filing cabinet, open the filing cabinet drawer, find the book, flip to the Pennsylvania section, find the town name, and then find the college. Holy crap did that take a long time! I coulda had that address in about two seconds if the stinkin' internet had been working!

It's crazy though because it made me think about how dependent we are on the internet these days! Encyclopedias? Dictionaries? Thesauri? Who needs 'em?!? I mean, why flip through a book when the internet is right there at my fingertips? I mean, if dumbinternetfalsifiedinformationsite.com says that it's true, it must be true, huh? Geez...

I can find out practically anything I need to know online: how to say "I am not afraid" in German (that's "Ich Habe Keine Angst"), how to bake a Black Forest cake, the middle name of the fifth prime minster of the United Kingdom (that's a test - can you do it?), my bank account balance, what to pack for a trip to Europe... everything!

So what would I do without the internet??? Shudder to think!

What's the craziest thing you've done online?? Share! Share!

Moira at 03:20 PM :: Comments (2) :: ::
Comments:

Try this, Moira. I had it on my blog about a year ago... http://www.w3schools.com/downloadwww.htm

You'll never be without the internet again :-)

Posted by: Karissa at April 27, 2005 04:22 PM

Hah! Cute! ;c)

Posted by: moira at April 27, 2005 05:25 PM
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