I know a family at my child’s school that does not have a computer at home. So the family decided not to use emails and not accessing the internet. But what are the cost of living without email and without internet?
Internet and email communication have so deeply been integrated in modern life, that it is very difficult to even imagine how to be able to do even basic stuff without the internet. Just a quick brainstorming on what is really difficult without the internet:
- Banking: traditional banking costs more than online banking.
- Travelling: going to a traditional travel agency takes more time than searching online.
- Communication: Having to use traditional mail costs more and takes more time than email.
Probably, for all these activities, offline alternatives still exist. But I wonder if there are activities that are simpl not possible offline anymore?
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