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Reliance

The recent Blackberry outages are all over the news. The basic point isn't surprising upon reflection, but is certainly too-often forgotten: we RELY on our technology. When I have a paper due in 10 minutes and the school's printer in our dorm isn't working (which is about 50% of the time), what can I do? Someone might answer, "learn from your mistake," but that's far to much to ask of college students. We WILL put off our work, and things WILL go wrong. Computers crash. Files corrupt. Printers spaz out. We are as reliant on the Internet as we are on electricity.

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