Tuesday, May 14, 2013

No Internet? No problem. Not Really.

YESTERDAY JUST BEFORE 9 a.m., our Internet and phone provider went down. As in, ceased to exist, as in, my wife had an important teleconference meeting a few minutes later and was not happy. She is much more cool under pressure than I am so she got through it and it all worked out.

Phone service came back a few hours later, but we were unable to get online until evening. For the first time in forever, I couldn't put together a blog. Sheryl has a lot of work to do today to get caught back up.

Instead of the tired old "we are too reliant on technology rant," I'm going to blast my provider. I'm sure there was a good reason, like somebody cut a cord or a satellite broke or some fat guy brushed a corner in a server room and knocked out the network. This happened once at Sheryl's old job but we'll just be quiet now.

There are all these conditions and rights you surrender when you sign up. So what do we get when they don't hold up their end?

Well. I'm not holding my breath. And I'll think long and hard when it comes time to sign up again.

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