How my life would change without the worldwide web

Kate and Nancy renewing books at Spalding library.
Kate and Nancy renewing books at Spalding library.
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IN this age of technology virtually every company you come across – and many individuals – all have a website or online presence. You can buy everything from your television licence, to your summer holiday, view services, play games and a million and one other things in between via the web.

It’s 20 years ago this week – August 6, 1991 to be precise – that the first website went live and since then the internet has revolutionised the way we work and socialise.

The internet has infiltrated every aspect of our lives; whether or not you agree its advent is for better or worse, but one thing is for sure – the web is one of, if not the most, important inventions of the 20th century.

So how could we ever manage without it? Freelance journalist Kate Chapman agreed to go cold turkey and ditch the online world for a few days to sample life in 2011 without ‘www’...