“We’re sorry for the inconvenience.”

In the middle of evangelizing technology for seniors comes a reality check: an Internet outage.

Any outage is proportional of course. If you were planning on spending the afternoon shopping, it doesn’t matter that your cable stops working on Super Bowl Sunday. If you were planning to spend it, say, watching one of the biggest sporting events of the year, it gets a little annoying.

Thus, we’re forced to consider that no matter all the claims for the efficiency of storing medical records in the cloud, Mom was right: It’s best to have a paper back-up at home that you can carry with you should there be an outage on the day of your medical appointment.