I just love technology.


ImageAt work to day we had a power cut that lasted nearly 2 hours. This got me thinking because the work phone line is a split line powered by a huge ominous looking box hidden away in a dusty old store room at the back of the building and it was off too. So no power equals no phone, no internet, no computers, no kettle . . . well you get the picture.

But what if this happened for good? How would we communicate?

If it happened on a big enough scale that means loss of mobile signal too. So the only way left would be post or travel.

Now I don’t know about you but I would be a gibbering wreck in the corner without my internet connection, they’d have me committed.

How would I tweet, or email, or check any of my other social networks for that matter? So I think perhaps it’s time I started working on a plan B. So either a massive bank of backup batteries and huge solar panels or perhaps I should take a page out of my ancestors books and get everybody’s address ( handwritten on paper of course ) and get a horse and cart.

Advertisements

Comments on: "At work to day …" (3)

  1. Interesting article, you make a really good point.

    I wouldn’t be able to do much without my connection.

    Hopefully we’d be able to get carrier pigeons on a contract. With the amount of tweets and emails I send, they’d have to be unlimited.

    This old tweet comes to mind…

    “I’m on the new O2 plan…
    Unlimited Smoke Signals
    250 Pigeons a month
    Free messages in a bottle to other O2 customers”.

    Great post.

    Like

  2. I’m on the new O2 plan…
    Unlimited Smoke Signals
    250 Pigeons a month
    Free messages in a bottle to other O2 customers

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: