My cable company, Roadrunner, had an outage in our area, so I was off the Net for 5 hours. Omigod. It made me realize how dependent I am on the Internet; my businesses, this blog, and much of the antiwar organizing I do are by email and websites.

So maybe I’ll move as much as I can to the notebook computer and use Gmail and Yahoo as my primary email addresses. Then if the cable goes down again, I just go to Starbucks and get back online.

PS Roadrunner has excellent service. Outages are rare and get fixed fast. They recently upgraded in my area and I now get an average of 500-550 kps on downloads. That’s fast!