“First world problems” has been a quip, a hashtag, and a general attitude that found its legs on the Internet. Having more food than you can eat or your insurance premium going up because you got a new car, what a tough life. However, as the income gap increases both nationally and globally, the ease with which the privileged (including myself, big time) can be inconvenienced inflates dramatically.
I walked into a restaurant to kill some time and write this article. I asked if they had wifi. They said “no.” I was disgusted. #FirstWorldProblems didn’t do that situation justice. It was more like #ProblemsThatDidntExist5YearsAgoAndOnlyApplyToWhinyJerks. I don’t think that’s gonna stick though.
Free wifi has become such a standard feature of the modern world that it can genuinely...Read More