Oh my god Google is not working. The internet is down!! You would not believe the amount of times clients have rung me up and uttered those words. The panic in their voices is always amusing. It is very unlikely that the internet would ever go down but if it did what would you do? How would you cope?
When I was growing up the internet was in its infancy. Having a PC in the house was a big deal and shopping online was almost unheard of (and this was only in the 80’s and 90’s!!). People spoke on the phone to arrange nights out rather than post on Facebook and we all had ‘real’ friends rather than internet ones.
Now fast forward a couple of decades and this has all changed. People live on Facebook and post to their ‘friends’. We tweet what is happening right now, we bank online, write blogs like this and can even order the weekly shop while still in bed. Can you imagine all this changing overnight? The high street would suddenly grow as people would have to go to the shops rather than shop from their living room. We would speak to people on the phone (remember that). All the Facebookers would probably have a meltdown and sign themselves up for therapy and we would probably spend less on electricity too!!
Me I would have to get a different career. So over to you guys how would you cope?
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