It’s funny how reliant we’ve become on the internet. It’s always there at our fingertips…until it isn’t.
I’ve been travelling, taking the Barbarians to see their Grandparents, and assumed I would be able to keep working, posting, reading, commenting online as I normally do. Except I had unreliable internet. Recently my parents were switched to NBN (for non-Aussies this is a Federal Government project to deliver “fast” internet to every household in Australia but when it is introduced to your area you have no choice but to switch to it – except for those of us living in my city who are incredibly fortunate to have an alternative option). NBN is anything but what is promised. My parents are paying more for internet that is no faster but less reliable than what they had before *sigh*.
The internet dropped out more than it hung in and I abandoned attempts to stay up to date with my online life. The result is I am now crazily behind. I will be spending the next few days catching up.
It’s funny how at home I take the internet for granted. It is always there for anything I need. It’s not that I have to have the internet, we often plan holidays where we won’t have connectivity, but in those instances I plan for not being online, a different situation to the one I was in where I thought I’d be online and couldn’t.
How do you go when you can’t be plugged in?