In the wee hours of the morning all of the cell service, internet, phone and some cable service went out. This massive outage affected customers across all of Canada and even those overseas with roaming service. Businesses, ATM’s and air travellers were affected as well. How does this happen with Rogers, one of the largest tech companies and digital providers with tentacles reaching into other businesses and continual price hikes? Over 12 hours later most of the services were restored, but they still don’t know the cause. I can hardly wait to hear what they come up with. Should be interesting. Maybe even scary.
I must say I intentionally divvied up my internet, TV, cable and phone services among 3 different providers in case of such a possibility. Extremely grateful to have done so as it was all systems go for me.
What this brings to mind is life in the pre-digital age. Perhaps you may recall that era, too. Makes one wonder how we managed so beautifully with only one land line per household. I was most fortunate to be allowed to have an extension phone in my room during my teen years. It got me through some hard times. The one downside was having a bratty younger brother who would occasionally pick up the main phone and try to listen to my conversations.
Of course, there are upsides and downsides to both eras. What I miss most is the more face to face communication and connection from pre-digital times. While we can cherish the memories of and appreciate what was good for us in the past, life is still all about change; how adaptable and flexible we are, how we can embrace the upsides and move away from the downsides when they come along. Perhaps the next time technology tanks, we might find a friend, go for a coffee, take a walk together, etc. and simply enjoy connecting.
Above all, hold tight to your sense of humor. After all, a sense of humor gives us the ability to shift perspective and be flexible. Flexibility is the ability to not get bent out of shape.
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