Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A day without Internet

Finally, i got my internet access back! My modem line was striked by lightning! Got it fixed and got back my virtual life. A day without Internet is simply too...the story goes like this...


There was an article last weekend from my local newspaper suggesting that we live a day without our gadget and internet access. I thought to myself at that moment "Hey, that wasn't too difficult, i can do that".

The came the modem problem and i was left with no Internet Access for a day! Among many other things, I have no communication (email), no outlet for creative expression (blogging) and no source of information (i was supposed to search for holiday information for my family). It was TERRIBLE! I can't imagine A day without Internet.

I thought it was a while ago (ok ok, a few years ago) that the World Wide Web 'intrudes' into our life and we were 'forced' to learn HTML. Now it has become so pervasive(Read:
'to become spread throughout all parts of') in our life that we can't function (fully) without it.

The thought of it was scary! I am sure you have seen sci-fi show showing Machines conquering the world or the Internet-went-wrong story!

I felt helpless at first, not sure what to do because my routine was broken. Slowly, this fear was replaced by a certain revelation that the internet is (after all) man-made.

But the 'silent' was too unsettling, I started substituting one gadget with another, the TV. Finally i decided to go gadget free (at least for a night). I switched off my Mobile phone and the TV and spent 'quality' time with my son. Played toys (toys without battery-if you should ask) and a game of catching with him.

I still decided to retire early that night (hoping that the next day my internet connection will be up).

I survived a day without Internet.


Mariuca said...

Welcome back MT. You must have neem climbing walls without ur Internet, but at least u got to spend time with ur son yeah? Guess it was a blessing in disguise! :)

Mariuca said...

Hola MT! You've been tagged! have fun and have a great weekend. :)

Matt said...

I know the feeling...had problems a few times whenever it rained because the wiring outside was old. I ended up doing house work, so I guess it wasn't all bad.

MakeTraffic said...

Hi Marzie, yes, a day without Internet is terrible! I am thankful that i get to spend time with my son and do some housework. Thanks for the tag too! Have a nice weekend! Cheers!

MakeTraffic said...

Thanks Matt for the visit and comment. I ended up doing house work too! I guess a signal to have a break LOL. Have a nice weekend! Cheers!

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