I have an idea for a documentary /60 minutes /experiment type thing. Film the day of an ordinary person using their computer for all the things we do throught the day. I realize that some use theirs more than others. It's incredible to think about what our life was like 10 years ago before the internet and home PC's were part of daily life. Part two of the day in a life of an ordinary person - take away their computer. Now, have them complete these tasks - check their bank balance, get the news, respond to an email from a long lost friend, get directions to a new doctors office, find the correct spelling of a word that you always stumble on, get movie times, have your pictures from your digital camera printed, book your airline tickets for the holidays, and get enough information on the influenza virus for 5th grade homework. Weird, huh? Some of you may say, I don't use the computer for some/all of those things. But I guarentee that when my kids are adults, it will be very difficult (if not impossible) for them to do any of those tasks without internet access.
Well, I still have my computer and internet connection, but our website has been down for two days now. Which causes our email to be down. I'm anxious thinking about all the emails I might be losing. Everything from reports from teachers, scheduling of a dr appt, ebay business, party rsvps, ect. If they were sent in the last couple of days, there's a good chance they are lost. Oh well. The other day I told my mom that I wanted to live with the amish. Do the amish have computers?