Sure, people got stuck in subways and elevators, and had to sleep on sidewalks, and so on. But I am still forced to access the internet by dialup.
And I have this sneaking suspicion it’s not going to get better any time soon. When we first got digital cable, we had some sort of connection problem the signal would glitch out and freeze every time it rained. It only took something like half a dozen service calls over the course of three months to get a technician conversant with the difference between his own nether regions and a hole in the ground to determine that the problem was a faulty widget connected to the cable some twenty feet outside my window. So my faith in Time Warner is not what you might describe as unending. I figure I’ll be rejoining the twenty-first century sometime this decade, but I’m not placing any bets beyond that.