What if the Internet went away?

by Fred Showker

60-Second Windows With the spector of a U.N. take over of the Internet in December, (Details) I decided to ask one of the creative professional groups on LinkedIN what they think about the situation. Sheesh. And I thought Facebook had all the ninnies!

So, nobody can really predict what will happen if the U.N. takes over the internet. I spoke this weekend with a supposed "expert" and he denied the Internet is U.S. property -- eventhough all the authorities say it was initiated by the U.S. Government. But, you're assuming that people populating one of the most popular creative forums on LinkedIN are highly intelligent! Well, here ... see what you think:

Carl said :
      Luckily I remember a world without the internet and it would not be hard to adjust. I'd just have to stock up on birthday cards and stamps.

Aaron said :
      We'd focus on the traditional - major emphasis on letterpress posters - sounds like good times

Karen wrote :
      I would get more excercise :) I would miss the day to day communication with so many people around the world like yourselves. Then........ Move on.

Eddie said :
      I'd have a lovely quiet day on day 1. Then I'd probably get a little bit scared and then I'd get a little bit poor. It's a nice idea though. Just think of all the extra mailers, letterheads etc. that we'd all get asked for. That bit is quite attractive. However, the phone bill would go up too!

Jackie said :
      Make more Pojagi and expand my clay station

Eddie wrote :
      I'd have a lovely quiet day on day 1. Then I'd probably get a little bit scared and then I'd get a little bit poor. It's a nice idea though. Just think of all the extra mailers, letterheads etc. that we'd all get asked for. That bit is quite attractive. However, the phone bill would go up too!

Mickie said :
      Well this fast paced life of ours would certainly slow down and we would actually start talking to each other once again...

Marsha wrote :
      WHAT? NO INTERNET? would have been my first reaction but I remember a few years ago not having cable for three weeks, so no internet for 3 weeks and I survived!

David said:
      That's actually quite an attractive thought.

Darryn wrote:
      I'd survive.

Gemma said :
      I'd work via localhost or in Photoshop, and use my smartphone+data plan for email and other communications.

Dale wrote :
      ...more time for other important stuff...

Stefany said :
      Everyone's got such a great attitude! I fear the troublemakers that would have nothing better to do now that Facebook is gone.

Tasha wrote:
      being a creative person, I would come up with some out of the box solutions, but it would take a lot of time to adjust.

Carl wrote:
      Luckily I remember a world without the internet and it would not be hard to adjust. I'd just have to stock up on birthday cards and stamps.

Interesting how everyone related to the prospect personally. One even thought it was a good idea. Darryn will "survive." Another said sounds like fun. Nobody noticed infrastructure. Nobody mentioned online services like banking, mail order and other commerce. Everyone related what it meant to them personally, ignoring society.

Sorry I asked.

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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