Living without landline and Internet
When my tenants informed me in June that they had terminated their telephone account, I became aware that I could take over the landline which would enable me to subscribe for Internet access or just leave it.
Leave it? What? No telephone or Internet?
This was unheard of for a cyberchick like me. How can I live without the Internet?
I decided to give it a go. Experiment with being offline. See what it would do to me. Would it be cold turkey?
I've known for some time that the minimum time I have to be online when I log onto the Internet is two hours. Even if I have absolutley nothing to do after five minutes, I would still linger in cyberspace. I get into a trance until the initial two hours is over.
No sooner than two days without the Internet, I am already itching to get online. So I cycle to my friend's place in Brentford for lunch. While his eyes are glued to Wimbledon on TV, mine are glued to his flatscreen computer which is permanently connected to broadband Internet .
3 July 2004 Saturday