My internet is out right now. No web. No IMing. No nothing.
It’s kind of scary. I’ve gotten so used to the idea that the world is just a link away. And now, I’m all alone.
But it wasn’t always this way. I can remember when there was no IMing, texting or emailing. You were actually forced to talk to the people who were in the same room as you.
I think that’s why coworkers felt more like family back then. Sure, you’d see your real family at nights and on the weekends. But on weekdays, the only people you could communicate with were your coworkers. Sure it sucked. But it was kind of cool too.
I can remember that during down times on TV shoots, everyone would chat with whoever happened to be sitting next to them. AEs talked with costume people. Drivers talked with Art Directors. And Copywriters tried to hit on the craft services girl. Now whenever there’s a break on a shoot, everyone whips out their phones and talks or texts with the person they’d rather be with.
So what am I getting at? Am I turning into some sort of Luddite who dreams of a world without technology? Or am I some old guy who claims that things were much better back then?
THE TRUTH IS I’M JUST PISSED OFF THAT MY INTERNET IS DOWN. SO I’M TRYING TO MAKE MYSELF FEEL BETTER BY PRETENDING THAT I DON’T MISS IT! TIME WARNER SUCKS!
(BTW, if you’re wondering why I don’t just use my iPhone to connect, it’s because I don’t have one.)
Internet came back at 1:15am. BUT I STILL DON'T HAVE AN IPHONE!