10 Things You Do On the Internet That You Can Still Do in Real life
This is an old list I came up with back in July 2022:
"A week ago one of our big internet providers, Rogers, was offline for a day. Some panicked, but it wasn't really justified."
1. Talk to people
In real life.
2. Pay for things
3. Make Phone Calls
Use a payphone or find a landline.
There are books at the library along with newspapers.
5. Be Informed About Current Events
I found out about the outage through, get this, the radio!
6. Find Directions Somewhere
By asking a real live person instead of Googling it.
7. Listen to Music
If you have your music on your phone, great. I even hear CD's are making a comeback: https://www.audioarkitekts.com/post/5-reasons-why-cd-s-need-to-return-the-resurgence-of-the-compact-disc Failing those, you can listen to the radio.
8. Do Actual Work
Ever notice you're MORE productive offline?
9. Check The Weather
On the radio they give you updates all the time.
10. Get Together with Friends
You can call them, or stop by.
11. Drink Coffee
Some people on the news complained that they couldn't even buy coffee during the outage. How about go to the grocery store and make it at home then?