The absence of high speed Internet is not only annoying, I have realized that its succeeded in making me fall sick after just recovering from a nasty bout of flu. While I wanted to smash the monitor a couple of days ago after Gmail refused to open even after ten minutes, the scenario today is somewhat better. However, many people I’ve talked to say they’ve lost the drive to work in the absence of high speed Internet.

So what do you do when you’re not on the Net? A few months ago fellow Metroblogger Huma and I used to play endless games of Monopoly if our LAN connection at home conked out and Metroblogger Misha posted on her blog about discovering the WorldCall chatroom. I’ve finally started catching up on missed TV shows and finishing half-read books. Isn’t it surprising how our lives are so plugged in to the Net that we just don’t know what to do in its absence?

2 Comments so far

  1. camilla (unregistered) on July 1st, 2005 @ 3:08 pm

    well you can always spend time with family and catch up with friends. Sometimes meeting up with friends can be more enjoyable and fun. Once the internet is up and working, you ppl can always write down all the fun you had with ur friends and family. Have fun ya!

  2. Ejaz Asi (unregistered) on July 2nd, 2005 @ 12:24 pm

    High speed internet? Oh, yeah, right. I heard it made its way into this country few months back and now regrets having landed into an alien place where people should still be using those dumb terminals, 16kbps and windows 98. And your PTCL rep say they have provided FREE and COMPLETE RESTORATION of internet to PIA, Air Blue and few Call Centers.

    The dreams of an average pakistani internet user ends at Orkut, Naseeb and Gmail. Fine. But no body should ever dare to scream the words of blogging or IT or any other friggin’ revolution that has happened nowhere. Mindless horde being driven by some clueless heads. Call it irony or destiny.

    oh, btw, on a side note: the repairing ship hasn’t reached the location as yet and Singtel and UAE has confirmed the delays in internet recovery could take another week. Voila!

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