The internet is a fascinating thing. It empowers us to feel connected to other people without actually talking to them. It’s the avenue with which most of us communicate with one another. It’s the lifeblood of the newer generations. That said, our friends at the Texas Department of Transportation took that away from me this weekend.

There is road construction on the major road near my house and midday on Friday our cable services went out. That meant no internet, no phone, and no TV. After 8 hours of downtime things finally came back up, but I don’t remember the last time I felt so “disconnected” and I can’t help but feel a little bit silly. I mean, its just the internet… right?

I have a feeling that this feeling of “connectivity” will only serve  to increase as the younger generations become more and more dependent upon the web for their communication and relationships. I have a feeling that this will not be a good thing moving forward.