Ms Sugar Swan explains what the internet means to her. I love the internet. It has saved my life. Quite literally. Without the internet, I would be dead. I remember being in my early teens when we got a PC at home. I was one of the first of my friends to have one and therefore was suddenly very popular, much to the disapproval of my mother and younger sibling who were unable to spend hours speaking to their friends on the phone (we were yet to get mobile phones for another few years).