Last night my Sympatico high speed was down - you know it is unannounced maintenance when it goes off at 5 pm and is back on in the morning. I don't bother call support to complain about the semi-annual shutdowns anymore. I just say to myself "yes, I rebooted, thank you."
How nice that was. I watched TVO's Studio 2, the best hour of TV in Canada, and a rerun of Heartbeat and thought about how 12 years ago I have a black and white TV with no cable in the near north of Ontario's Upper Ottawa Valley, no internet, no computer, no CD player. Back then, I read books and I wrote letters and likely watched TVO on Friday night.