06 January 2009

Technical Difficulties, even in the twenty-first century

So, a guy is driving down the country road off of which I live and crashes into and destroys an entire row of those steel boxes which contain the phone lines for my area.

On one hand, it's easy to see how this could happen. I live so far off the beaten path out here, that one could drive down the road at 70 miles per hour and never get caught. On the other hand, the speed limit is 45 miles per hour. And, one would think, if you want to drive 70 miles per hour down a straight-away, you might at least slow down for the curves, especially when there's a warning sign telling you to do so.

Thankfully, no humans were injured, despite this guy's having ended up in someone's front yard.

It took two days, working non-stop, for several shifts of repair crews to restore our phone (and dsl) lines.

Do you know, life without the internet almost seemed impossible.

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