- It's very hard to maintain a blog when you don't have internet access.
- I missed out on a lot of minor conveniences, like weather info, phone book stuff, Google maps, and the general ability to look up random things quickly (i.e: "Hey, who was that one guy in that one movie?"
- I was really busy the past week and didn't really notice I was missing anything.
- I especially didn't miss iChat. Very few people use it at the right moment, and if you want to get ahold of someone, Facebook or Myspace (or especially a phone) is a pretty reliable way of doing so.
- Google News and Digg are my primary news sources. Oh yeah, can't forget Zefrank.
- Internet access is in most cases necessary for school. Some teachers post study guides online for students to print off. (I got ahold of a copy of one through a friend.) As an assignment, one of my teachers asked that we contribute a sentence to a wiki that she had recently made.
- I distribute a lot of stuff through the internet. I didn't have much to share during my time away (once again, I've been busy), but still, consider the supplies and cost of sharing things without the internet. I prefer having people watch videos on YouTube when they'd like rather than giving out DVDs, and sharing pictures on Flickr is a lot easier than making copies or showing a picture that I carry around with me.