It was approximately 9:46 am yesterday. I think I was in the middle of creating “earthshaking” content for the web site when my internet connection died. I kept trying to reconnect several times in a row, thinking that Chrome was just giving me a bit of a hard time as it’s apt to do on occasion. Then I picked up the phone to make a call and I got “We are experiencing technical difficulties at the moment. Please try again.” No, it wasn’t Chrome, it was Time Warner Cable (I have a wireless internet phone connection with them)! Frustrated because I really wanted to finish what I was doing, I posted “Damn Time Warner! Internet down land line not working.” on facebook. I’m glad I did, otherwise I wouldn’t have had a record of the outage. A minute later, I tried re-connecting to the web site and was successful. My one minute without the internet didn’t seem like a minor blip but a big blob. I assumed it had been a local incident, but this morning I woke up to a notification from Business Insider entitled WEIRD: The Internet Just Died For About 30 Seconds Around The Country. That “big blob” feeling I had had was not far-fetched but rather had made the bull’s eye! What, however, might have been the consequences if the outage had been for much longer, several hours, a day, perhaps even a week? What would we all have done then? It’s a question I’m sure many of us still ask ourselves. Any thoughts? I’d love to know!