There is an argument for and against every new home being wired for internet. This post explains why the internet is a good thing and why it’s not.
The internet has brought us the ability to communicate with each other and share thoughts, information, and opinions. The thing is, the internet isn’t always a good thing. There are many times where the internet has created a crisis (for example, the internet blackout in Florida). A crisis caused by the internet isn’t a good thing in and of itself. But on the flip side, internet-based crisis management tools create an internet-based crisis-management tool.
The internet is a good thing but its not always a good thing. In fact, sometimes the internet is one of the most dangerous things that happen to us all. I am talking about the internet blackouts where companies shut down the internet and everyone has to wait for hours to get their internet back.
The internet blackouts are a recurring phenomena I’ve been writing about for years. Companies are always trying to figure out how to best use the internet, to either increase their profit margins, or reduce the amount of work they have to do. Often, these companies try to get people to help out with the problems they’re having. In the case of the blackouts, the companies shut down the internet to do this. This is a good thing.
I was just talking to my wife about this and she said they have always been a little concerned about this phenomenon. She said she has had this problem before and was the last person to get to the internet. She said that she always thought it was a mistake to try and get the internet back up, but in this situation it was probably a good thing.
The internet is back up. For now. For those of you who can’t get it back up, no worries. We are very much looking forward to the next time the internet goes down again.
The Internet has been down for a year, so for a lot of you out there, it might seem like a long time to wait, but it isn’t. According to a recent study, you can get back on the internet in just five days. That’s if you’re lucky enough to find someone who’s willing to help.
We’re pretty sure it will take us just as long to get back up, but we’re very happy to say we’re not the only ones who feel that way. Back in 2006 there were just over 400,000 websites on the internet; that number is now over 8 million, and we’re not even close to finished. It is incredibly impressive and extremely impressive it is a staggering accomplishment. If youre not sure what a website is, you can check this out at www.
I was recently in a conversation with an old friend about how we should all be super-happy that we are not the only ones at home on the internet. I asked him what he would have done if he were me. His response was simply, “I would have done everything.” He was right.
I’d have made the same decision as our friend. I would have done everything. After all, I’m an internet addict.