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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

O for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 6: O


Online or Offline

About three weeks ago, the local ISP I used disappeared into the night like leftover fog. It took time to disentangle and find a replacement. And it will be another few days before I get caught up.

In the meantime, I was forced to flip through the flimsy phone book pages printed in size 3 font and search the dictionary with print too small for sight and too flat for Braille.

It's amazing how much I store in the clouds and how much time I spend reading and writing blogs, reading and sharing news and admiring photos from far away places.

Like a spider, I feel better when hanging with the web!  :) Do you?


Digital photo by Sue.

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35 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, I do!! What a great post and fun read for the day! Don't you hate it when this happens!! I know I do! Hope your problems are solved -- for the time being at least! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Mara said...

Oh I am so with you! Not being online out of choice is completely different to not being online because something is jammed. How the world has changed!

Manang Kim said...

Can't imagine myself to be offline for a single day ^_^ Great shot you've got here. Happy Wednesday!

ABC Wednesday~O

Reader Wil said...

Web is web be it ever so webly! Yes I like my own web! Great photo!

Leslie: said...

Funny post! What would we do without our webs these days? lol

Titanium said...

Well, yeahhhhhh!! Nothin' quite as chill as hangin' wit my spidey peeps in the webness.

*ahem*

Glad your ISP is getting straightened out. And stuff.

Paula Scott said...

Brilliant! Yes, hanging in the web is good although I wish I had a higher res monitor as it does wear my eyes out. Someday...sorry to hear about the ISP going AWOL on you!

anthonynorth said...

I was very late to the web. Just 4 years ago. But I couldn't do without it now. Just a pity I'm still relatively tech illiterate :-)

Hildred and Charles said...

Oh, I do, - I can't believe how my world has grown or how much I rely on the information stored on the world wide net. It is marvelous, and at times I am quite in awe, having grown up with the beginnings of radio as a ham operation in my father's basement.

Joy said...

Glad you are back up and running. My connection went down for a few days and I felt cut off, so yes I like hanging with the web.

Jama said...

Hope your connection will soon be fully restored! I'm thankful that my ISP never gone awol on my yet, never even get a down time for a short period,as compared to some other ISPs here.Very soon all our households will be equipped with fibre-optic connection, which means faster and uninterrupted connection.

Roger Owen Green said...

I HATE when I'm unexpectedly offline!

ROGER, ABC Wednesday team

Beverley Baird said...

I so agree with you! I know I am addicted!
Hope all sorts itself out for you.

Lisa said...

What a great pun for the day! In all seriousness, it's a bit disconcerting how much we rely on electronics every day. But, I'd never trade the new things I've discovered online.

dragonfly said...

It's the information revolution!!

magiceye said...

loved your post!!!!!!

Stan Ski said...

I sometimes think my ISP works by winding an elastic band...

jabblog said...

I think it would be hard to find a disssenting voice - we're all addicted, for many reasons. I'd hate to be forced off-line. I hope your technology is soon up and bouncing again:-)

Jayne said...

When we had a volcanic dust cloud hanging over us I was saying that if you were home and had nowhere to travel to it was actually quite a nice change ... but that if the dust affected telecommunications in some way then I'd suddenly feel so cut off! I'm quite addicted to my daily dose of internet. :)

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

My friends who aren't online just don't understand what we bloggers do all day although I am looking forward to a few days away from the computer - but since it is by choice and only a few days - I shall easily cope with its absence.

Serline said...

And like Incy Wincy, never stop climbing up, even if the rain washes you out sometimes...

SparkleFarkle said...

There Ought to be a law against ISP abandonment! I, too, do not know what I would do without the fun, tangled web I've woven! (<-- "Click")

lv2scpbk said...

Interesting photo of the web.

On behalf of the ABC Wed. team, thanks for playing this week.

sheri... said...

oh yes i do! i can't tell you how difficult it is MAKING myself do the housework!! don't get me wrong, i love a clean home, like to wear clean clothes and i appreciate supper on the table...I JUST DON'T WANT TO BE THE ONE TO DO IT ANYMORE! all i want to do is sit at this computer and join with you, going through the lives of people, precious ones who are willing to share their lifes' journey!
thank you so much for stopping by mine a few days ago :)

Gattina said...

How terrible ! I never thought I was a spider, but I am also always in the web, hahaha !

Mar said...

I am with you. I like to decide when I am offline...I enjoy blogging and the net too much ;)

O is for...

Carol said...

What a delightful post, but such a sad topic. Being offline when it's not your choice is a frightening thing for me - I guess you could call
the internet one of my obsessions.

http://www.mysiteontheweb.us

Paula said...

Glad you're back up and running. For me one of the best things is being able to find any kind of information at a moment's notice. I remember having to go to the library to use an out-of-date encyclopedia. :(

Jay said...

Oh yes! Take my internet away from me and I'm miserable! I'm glad you're back, anyway!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Yes, I do love the web and blogging especially.
I love how you wrote this too.
Hope everything is worked out for you real soon!

veredit said...

A really very good contribution to the O! I feel like you and yet I love it, the network offers me relaxation after hard working day. But sometimes I think I'm more of a fly, which hangs in the net ... and yet ..

greetings from an indefatigable spider

isabella

Dhemz said...

oh my...I feel you...ehhehehe!

thanks for dropping by on my Orchids entry!

Sheila said...

Oh yes, I do feel better when in the web! On the few occasions when I've had to do without, I haven't coped well at all.

Thank you for your visit last Wednesday, I'm still trying to catch up before P is upon us. :)

Misty Dawn said...

Yep... I can definitely relate. If my computer isn't booted up, I just sit there dumbfounded wondering what the heck I'm gonna do with myself until it gets booted up LOL

Jingle said...

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Happy May!
Friendship seeds.