Posted by: Emilie Hartvig | June 6, 2011

What if the Internet stopped working?

Is that like asking what if the world stopped turning? Too dramatic?

Today I went to the library to get some work done for finals week. After searching for a table for who knows how long and getting myself situated, I had an issue. The university Internet was not working. I did everything I could to make it work. I restarted my computer, tried to move, turned of my AirPort, etc. So I sat the library so frustrated because I needed the web to complete my assignments.

That’s when I had a thought about school and the web. In school, we are starting to depend a lot more on the Internet and a lot less on paper. Sure the Internet makes the world a greener place and it makes life go much faster but what if the Internet was shut down? What if everything you depended on in school was unreachable because it was only on the web?

For me, all of my classes depend on the Internet. I take quizzes on the web, blog, research, and more. I know this is a what-if scenario but it is definitely something to think about.

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