Yesterday evening I suddenly lost my connection to the internet. Apparently it wasn’t just me, but a lot of people in this part of the country. Luckily it came back later that night or sometime today – well, it works now, anyhow!
But sitting there, being of-line, I realized two things:
1. It’s pretty hard contacting my internet provider, when I can’t look at the website for at phone number.
2. It’s amazing – even frightening – how much I depend on an internet connection.
Today I have written the phone number down on paper, if it should happen again. And I’m still amazed; I was without internet for just a few hours, and yet it was enough to make me think of it as a problem.
Okay, I need the internet connection to do my work, but compared to people dying from hunger or earthquakes, my problems seems so small after all.