Before the Internet [ COMIC ]

I remember talking to a coworker about this a little while ago. I commented to her that there was a time, before the internet, when a computer could not be connected to any sort of digital network and it still felt complete. Nowadays, a computer without an internet connection is basically broken. Sure you can still do stuff on it, but not having access to the web gives you this looming feeling that something is wrong and it simply won’t go away until you reconnect to the grid.

source: xkcd


  • thewood

    Nah, my phone has no internet and I often disappear into the wilderness for a week or so with no connection to the digital world at all. It actually feels great. I also game offline, because multiplayer games are annoying as hell. I don’t really like people.