If you are a regular person in this day and age, you are (at least to a small extent) hooked on the Internet, and all of the wonderful goodies that it provides for the people of the world. If you get online on a daily basis, need to check your e-mail every hour (or less) to prevent yourself from getting the shakes, and find yourself missing the Internet when it is not available to you (which is becoming a smaller and smaller number of places- maybe the shower?), you have an addiction. And it’s okay, because it is not necessarily a bad addiction to have in life. Of course, there is always the small matter of being able to actually connect.
See, we live in a world in which the power to connect to the Internet is just shy of being synonymous with being connected to pretty much everything else in the world. If you are connected, there is just about nothing that you can not gain access to in this world. But if you can not find a connection, or if the connection that you have does not work especially well, you can feel about as weak and helpless as if you suddenly lost your ability to see or pick up things (which makes Midas’s curse seem pretty trivial by comparison).
The good news about connections is that they are becoming easier and more plentiful by the day. The bad news is, this is still the Internet, and you still need to watch out and keep a copy of everything you want on your hard drive if you can. As great as it is to be able to have everything available to you from out of proverbial thin air, you have got to have a backup plan, just in case something happens to go wrong. It’s better to be safe than to be lacking.