From the Opinion piece on today’s CNN

From the Opinion piece on today’s CNN

“We lost it when Irene blew through

Wi-Fi, laptop, iPad, too

On my Kindle, no bars found

Oh lord, the Internet is down

My Facebook friends no longer poke

I cannot tweet a single joke

My iTunes offer not a sound

Now the Internet is down

I finally fix that yellow chair

Clean my office, wash my hair

Then I wander all around

Now the Internet is down

The library’s packed. And Starbucks, too

I need my fix. Can I sit here too?

Is Wi-Fi in another town?

Now the Internet is down

You know, this thing could change my life

That woman there? Seems she’s my wife

I wondered why she hung around

Now the Internet is down

I have a daughter! Son! It’s true!

A family. Job. Good grief, who knew?

I feel better. My mind is sound

Now the Internet is down

I’ll search the house and find a nook

To finally read that Hawking book

My thoughts are clear, my soul unbound

Now the Internet is down

I’ll study Zen. Take up guitar

I’ll search for wisdom near and far

To Internet’s death, I raise my cup

Wait. Never mind. It came back up”

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3 Responses to From the Opinion piece on today’s CNN


  1. Its hard to be disconnected. Its like being stranded on a island

  2. Rajini Rao says:


    The new normal of socializing.

  3. Kapil Ranade says:


    Limericks! We need iPad and facebook limericks!!

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