Whenever I think about the 'always-connected' or 'life in the internet cloud' era that awaits us all, I remember how many times in the last 12 months I have had to post a note like the following: I will be at a place with no internet connections until late Monday. Updates on many fronts then.
"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it. They are repulsed by it."