Can you imagine being in N. Korea and not having access to the internet for seven hours? In America, people cannot even make do with out being able to check their Twitter feed, let alone hours with absolutely no connectivity. How would we order dinner, communicate with loved ones, or pay the bills? While it probably wasn’t as big of a deal in Korea as it would be in the states, being without connectivity for such a long period of time can be devastating.
Investigations are still under way as to what has happened. It is unclear if this was an attempt to attack the country, or just a glitch. It seems pretty suspicious that all internet connections were destroyed at once. This also brings up the possibility that something like this could happen here. It would be pure chaos if the internet were down. Because we have become so accustomed to it, most wouldn’t know how to live without it. Preparations should be made in every home in the event that something like this would occur.