Walter was beside himself with alarm. The DSL serving the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa was down. His ISP wouldn’t return his calls. The internet outage effected his whole being and way of life. Walter didn’t find solace when the Face of Everyman recounted that once when he was Station Master in a remote spot along the Pony Express route he ran out of fresh horses. The U.S. Mail didn’t move for two whole days.