Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Life Without Internet
My network connection somehow got disconnected at work last night. So, this morning when I came to work, I cannot check email. I thought my firefox crashed, which happened before, so of course - restart! Then I cannot log back into the network. Called help desk, and was told they will put me on high priority list. Then I waited for 3 hours! During that time, I felt somewhat helpless. I can work on my computer locally for short time, but I really need to connect to the server to test and I have a report to finish, which need lots of database queries. I think the worst part was not being able to check email. So I cannot help but wonder, what our life was like before the Internet? We were quite happy, less information available, but less stress too. Nowadays, it feels like our life depends on it, we work online, get education online, manage our finance online, even date online. But the most important part, I think, is the instant connection with our family and friends. I felt miserable just 3 short hours without Internet. Cannot imagine how I will handle life if it's permanently gone.