As an ISP phone technician, I've heard many ignorant questions about the way the internet works. Most of the time, I have a soft spot for the people who ask these questions, because I've been there. I used to be ignorant, too.

It's way too often, though, that someone calls in and asks excitedly, "Is the internet broke?"

At this point, ignorance is no longer a valid explanation. Common sense would seem to suggest that if the internet had indeed been broken, you would probably hear about it on the news.

Then again, if they're anything like me, they refuse to watch the television, and get all their news from the internet, so I guess I can forgive them.