Thank God for my iPhone. The other day, we had a thunderstorm that knocked the power out for about an hour. In the course of knocking out the power, the storm also knocked out our phone service, which effectively wiped out the Internet.
The 'net was down from about 5:00pm Tuesday until 11:00am today. It was a major bummer. Of course, the withdrawal I went through was a reminder of how addicted I am to my computer. Hard to believe I got through about 27 years of life without Internet access and now I'm pretty uncomfortable if I can't get online.
I would rather the television go out. I'm pretty used to not having a TV to watch.