O hai! No, you didn't die, I left. The only computer near for the last couple of weeks which was able to get online was from 2003, not working, and they don't have Internet service there anyway. Getting off the Internet and being force not to do anything productive for a couple of weeks at a stretch is a highly recommended activity. If you haven't done it, you are cheating yourself.
Bonus points if it ends on a "donut" spare tire for the second half of the return trip, from the middle of nowhere to your destination!