Evan Osnos is in China:
What does it feel like to live in China now that Google has departed? The number of times that I’ve received that query from friends in the U.S. in the past forty-eight hours has startled me. They are the short, concerned missives that I imagine one receives when a cable-news crawl mentions that a tornado has wiped out your hometown. I am getting the sense that, for more than a few people, the mental image of life without Google lies somewhere between a power outage and that apocalypse movie with Will Smith, in which he is avoiding zombies and hunting deer on overgrown Manhattan streets.