It is unsettling to be suddenly cut off from my Internet. My sister took pity on me and lets me come to her house to try to keep up a little. So much is happening and I keep thinking well I can look that up or I can read that but no….it is on the internet. My children’s street address are in my Google docs that without the internet I have no idea what they are. I am thinking I need to back up some of those important papers on things like printed paper. My medical stuff, finances, Facebook friends…..bunches of stuff are now all on the internet. I remember when emails used to be fun with jokes, stories and snowball fights. Now I get advertisement, annoying emails, and reminders online. Facebook doesn’t have the cool stories I used to get in my emails. I first encountered Internet at a junior high school which are 11 – 13 year old children with raging hormones and no common sense among them. The school district was providing the internet with no filters. They thought I was ridiculous and demanding some form of filtering. After a law suit, they put the filters on that I wanted in the first place. Now, after a wild journey into some interesting and sometimes scary places I am almost completely dependent on the internet. Family, friends, entertainment, work, and learning all hang out on the internet. I am obsessive about keeping books, I feel like if I give them up I lose total control to the tyranny of the internet. Every government in the World is trying to control it. But in reality it is just a bunch of 0 and 1 s that get battered around very quickly with the hope that we get our desired results. Counting the days until I am reconnected.