OPINION: If only the world wide web was gone forever

AN OLD episode of The IT Crowd features a storyline in which Jen, the head of IT, is made to believe that the Internet is in a little black box. She panics after it is broken up in a scuffle.

Relying on humans to function could actually break the internet — earlier this week, certain applications fell short somewhere. As the world collapsed from the lack of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, I hoped that this was the beginning of the end and that we could come back to life without the world wide web. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be.

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