Food, Air, Internet

The real necessities of modern life. Screw water!

Yesterday, for some unknown reason, our internet left us. It disappeared for the whole day and we were left searching for clues and things to do. This made us ponder (probably because ponder is all we could do). It is amazing how since the internet has come along it has become so very important it is to our daily lives. What did people do 25 years ago?

Things you could do when the internet is down: cry in the mirror, yell at your internet provider, repeatedly click refresh, complain to Barack Obama. Most likely, none of those tactics will work.

Here is what you should do:

  • Don’t panic (things could be worse)
  • Organize your desk. If you’re feeling wild, dust it.
  • Throw away or shred old paperwork.
  • Whip out your Field Notes, and make a list of 5 customers you haven’t spoken to in awhile and call them.
  • Also, call your mother.
  • Visit a local business, such as a coffee shop, and introduce yourself to the owner.
  • Go introduce yourself to other companies in your building and see if their internet is also down.
  • Brainstorm some ideas for a quirky infographic about what to do when the Internet breaks.
  • File some expenses.
  • Dream about how insanely productive you will be when the Internet is working.
  • Eat something.
  • Breathe.

The internet as we know it launched on Christmas Day in 1990. This Christmas marks the 25th anniversary of the world wide web. It has made everything easier: online dating, saying happy birthday to Aunt Linda or Uncle David without actually speaking to them, especially sharing information. But we have become so glued to it, relying on it every minute, that when the internet takes off, even for a second, it is quite disturbing and makes us sweat. I’m sure we are not alone. What do you do when your internet goes down?

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