Campus blessings: An internet outage

The Internet was down for about an hour today. The resulting scene on campus looked something like this: What a blessing! People got more things done. Students in my dorm interacted, face-to-face. The girl sitting next to me in class couldn't open Perez Hilton - she had to focus. People stopped sitting on their email and Facebook. Honestly, when was the last time you got an absolutely urgent email requiring action or a reply within an hour? Or when a Facebook chat was a good substitute for talking to someone? Well I thought it was good, anyway. I believe this is a case where limiting consumption can produce a better outcome.

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