As if it's not bad enough that I'm going through withdrawals, not having cable during March Madness, now I'm forced to endure a few hours without Internet or email access.
How's a man supposed to do what a man's going to do when he can't keep up with the ever-evolving world via his desktop technology?
With the Iowa Network Services work going on Friday morning, I was in a panic. Normally, the first thing I do in the morning is begin scouring AP news and news in general, check my emails from overnight and get ready to roll for the day.
Can you image how discombobulated I became when I began clicking madly on my keyboard this morning only to discover the rapid finger motion was all for naught? It wasn't pretty I assure you.
Then I began wondering, was this the beginning of the end or some kind of sick peek at what's to come?
A world without technology ... gasp!
But you know, it kind of makes you think. We've become very, VERY reliant on these instruments of technological advancement. How different, and how simple, our lives have become. Communication, information location and sharing - it can all be done around the globe in a matter of seconds. And you don't even need your desktop or laptop computer, you can do it in the palm of your hand.
Let today's techno-lapse be a warning to us all. Don't become so dependent on your electronic gadgetry that you lose your ability to function without it.
When Facebook went down today, tears from all the young people in Spencer, caused flooding in the streets. They were forced to revert to the primitive art of face-to-face contact.
I for one will take this opportunity to remind you to watch the classic cinema experience that is the "Terminator" series - a stark look at what happens when society finds itself at the mercy of its technological creations.
Do not let the lessons of Aahnold catch you napping. You know, if you're not careful, he'll be back.