Cells ran out of juice. No Internet. No phone. No nuthin'.
On the brighter side: No phones rang. No unwanted texts. No Facebook "updates". No endless surfing. Work was compressed into 6 hours of keyboard work before the laptop gave it up. Very productive day actually, spurred on by the certainty that the battery was going to die and if I just got the thing drafted out I could put it on a flash and .....
All of this. ALL of it didn't and couldn't happen 2 decades ago. Nothing that we use, our electronic utensils of life, were around in any great number if at all. 20 years.
When was the last time you sent a fax? Or dialed up a connection? Or heard the word Telex?
Don't look back.