Thursday afternoon for some technical reason my internet broadband connection stopped working and I was not able to browse any website. The issue was far from normal connectivity issue because every device showed that my internet connection is fine but I just could not browse any sites.
I was in the middle of an important task and so instead of launching complain to my ISP I connected through my alternate Tata Photon wireless connection. To my surprise I was not authenticated again for some technical reasons. I tried few times but then just hibernated the PC in anger.
When I was away from my PC I got a question in my mind.
How many web enabled devices will be impacted if we didn’t have the internet connectivity?
Suddenly I remembered an ad I saw few months back.
PC we all know is nothing but plastic without internet (at least for me 🙁 ) but have you ever thought what other web enabled devices will be next to useless.
Let me share my list.
I have couple of modems setup to have my entire network remain connected to internet. The first modem provided by my ISP and second by Linksys to make my house Wi-Fi enabled. If I have no internet connectivity those becomes useless.
2. Wireless Internet Devices
I use Tata Photon Wireless Broadband Device to connect to internet when my main line is down and again this device becomes useless without internet connectivity. Phew!!!
On the go I use my phone to browse sites and check email but without internet they don’t become completely useless but then I would not have got such a costly phone just for the sake of having it.
4. Reading Devices
Again my Amazon Kindle does not become completely useless but then if I don’t get new books added to my collection it becomes useless in few days anyway.
5. My Laptop and cascading effect to my Xbox
Last but by no means least are my PC and laptop which becomes useless to an extent and only thing I can do with them is play offline games but If I play games on my laptop then my Xbox becomes useless. The advantage will be – I can spare few minutes to at least play 🙂
Finally I have to ask – Which of your devices become complete piece of junk without internet connectivity? Share your views in comments below.
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