02/25/2009 3:16 PM

12/13/2010 9:35 AM

When the Internet went down in the newsroom yesterday, we tried to remember what we did to fill our days in 1996 ... before Wikipedia and IMDB made us movie-trivia experts.

When the Internet went (and stayed) down in the newsroom today, it was more of a nuisance. We are still pretty much Web-less, and it affects a large part of our day-to-day business. Fact-checking is tougher. Do you know whether Willmott is an avenue or a street in Los Banos? You would’ve been helpful here.

Many other small things are also more difficult. We’ve definitely adapted around the Internet, which makes our work much easier. Our IT department is routing our access through Sacramento now, so it’s slow and tedious.

Hopefully they work the problem out soon, but if they don’t, we’re saving the battery power on a sports guy’s iPhone.

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