If recent events in Egypt have taught us anything, it is that the modern world needs the internet. It’s a part of everything we do, from news, communication and business to shopping and learning. And while the chances of a total black-out (like seen in Egypt) is unlikely, there are times when weather, technical difficulties and other problems can affect your access to the internet.
How do you prepare for a possible internet interruption? Start by thinking ahead. If you work online, especially if you run an online business, make sure clients and customers still have a way to contact you. Ideally, you should have both a mobile and land line phone number listed. Keep a list of your clients, with their contact information, available in paper form. Also, don’t keep the only copies of important documents on the internet (through GoogleDocs or similar). You won’t have access to them if the internet is temporarily out.