Galang Pusa takes a quick break from “regular programming” to rail against Globe WiMax’s utterly useless internet connection. It really sucks so bad it sometimes makes him want to throw the keyboard out of the window.
It has been a week today since our Globe WiMax internet connection went pfft. This is the nth time that this has happened and I’m betting that all of the members of Globe’s Technical Support Team and half of their Billing Department staff knows my name by now (ehem). You see, I have been pestering them with repeated calls for technical assistance and incessant requests for billing adjustments. Nope, I’m not one of those irate callers who spew nothing but venom the minute they manage to get a hold of a customer service rep. But one of these days, I might just cave in. And they better have earplugs on!
In the meantime, I will allow myself to marvel at this phenomenon called “Disconnectivity Anxiety.” In an article featured on http://www.mobilitydigest.com, blogger Dr. Jim Taylor defines DA as: “a persistent and unpleasant condition characterized by worry and unease caused by periods of technological disconnection from others.” Taylor provided a number of explanations on why we suffer from panic and anxiety attacks whenever our connections are broken:
- Being connected has become the norm. Any break from that norm feels like a loss.
- Being connected has become connected to our self-esteem.
- The immediacy of connectivity today has created a new generation of instant gratifiers.
- Our connections with others are often more virtual than reality.
In order to relieve our Disconnectivity Anxiety, Taylor suggested taking a hard look on our addiction to connectivity and recommended (i) changing our relationship with our connectivity by paring it back to only what is minimally necessary to work and live, (ii) recognizing the absurdity of having our connectivity impact how we value ourselves, and (iii) looking for ways in which we can actually use disconnection to enrich our lives.
I hasten to add though that doing some sleuthing and a bit of research on these supposedly “high-speed” internet plans will do wonders to avoid this problem altogether. I was surprised to see so many subscribers lambasting Globe WaMax (Wa in Cebuano means “None”).
Kung alam ko lang sana.