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October 31, 2002

Brown In

Back on the air now. Our service provider says that a backhoe cut a line somewhere between here and Reno, apparently cutting out T1 service without affecting voice channels. So, a few hours offline never hurt anybody.

Brown Out

The T1 connection is down here at work, and I’m posting this through AOL. It feels like the technological equivalent of writing a note with a quill pen by candlelight, with the winds howling outside: Snowed in. Food almost gone. Late at night I can hear the wolves.

But then I come to myself and look around. It’s bright daylight, the LAN is still chugging along, and everyone in the office is working just like normal. It’s not the end of the world after all; not having an Internet connection won’t kill you, right? Right?