So I've been without the internet at home now for 5 weeks, due to O2 (UK ISP)'s incompetence.
The extra thinking time I've had due to a lack of NS has made me see how dependent I am, and I'm sure most of us are, on the internet. I've been unable to communicate with people due to no FB, I'm totally out of the loop skiing-wise, I've been unable to download articles and problem sets for university work. The moment of realisation really came when I found myself walking to McDonalds, 30 minutes away from my house at 3am on a Tuesday morning, to use their WiFi.
I guess the moral of the story is, don't take the internet for granted. Truthfully, I just wanted to post a thread after 5 weeks of absence.