Computer classes inoperable- cancelled. What classes remain? English classes! Small groups of people with those ancient hard-back books, only they remain unscathed by the failure of the server. They pull out their Emerson, Thorough, and Shakespeare and fill their day with study without dependence on technology, that is, until they need to by lunch! I walk up to a restaurant on campus- "Sorry, servers are down- Cash only."
I thought I was different than those technologically-dependent students, but I'm not. Even in writing these opinions ONLINE I am creating a contradiction. I love technology, but maybe not as much as my counterparts. I buy books at a bookstore and take notes on paper- while I blog, research, and write papers on my laptop. I think this is the best time to live in, we have 1 foot in the past and the other in the future.