Life without the Internet: Living in the Stone Age
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Squirrels nibbling on a wire out in the street left my folks without Internet for the last 24 hours... now I know what it must have felt like to live in the stone age. At first I figured that it must be a general outage, so we didn't call the service provider, Time-Warner Roadrunner, for a long time, but when we finally did, they came out fairly quickly and replaced the whole set of wires, and now everything is running nicely.

Now that I can connect again, I see that I have 149 new email messages, so I'm Well and Truly back to the Modern Age. Hmmm, I'm not exactly sure it's for the better, but at least I can continue posting..

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That was hilarious! Thank you.

— comment by parv on August 8th, 2009 at 2:32am JST (14 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

What, no BlackBerry or aircard? 😉

Actually, somewhat to my surprise, my Japanese iPhone works here (I can choose between AT&T or T-Mobile), and I could use it as a tethered modem, but I don’t even want to speculate what the roaming data fee would be, so I’ve disabled it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Andrew Maiman on August 8th, 2009 at 9:26am JST (14 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink
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