The water swirls around me as my flailing arms reach frantically for something… anything… to support my sinking body. With lungs screaming for air, I desperately try to keep my head above the boiling water but I am sinking. Slowly but surely I am sinking!
My Internet Connection is DOWN!
Okay… maybe I’m being a LITTLE melodramatic but I was disconnected for over a week and honestly… it made life quite difficult. I am one of those who depends on having electricity, heat and the internet. I can actually deal with cell phone outage more easily than no INTERNET!
How about another metaphor?
My voice is a hoarse whisper that is not heard… my silence communicates thoughts and ideas that I do not have. The trackbacks on DaveOlson.ca aren’t working. I can scream loudly but my voice doesn’t carry past my own blog.
I have become so attached to certain forms of communication that I don’t know how I ever lived without them.
Do you ever wonder what life would be like without technology?
Here’s a few questions for you? How many of your relationships are dependent on technology to support them? What could you do to make them less technology dependent? It’s important to freely move between Web 2.0 and Face 1.0 (and I’m not talking about Facebook here). Or is it?
What about a visit that isn’t virtual?
That friend you haven’t spoken to in a while… stop in and see him/her. Physically!
You know what happened last week? My wife and I talked more. I walked a little more. I drank coffee with some friends.
(begin scary music….. deep male voice reads slowly)
“What would happen if your internet went down?”
Care to share your thoughts?