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View Poll Results: Could you live one week without access to a computer?
Sure, no problem. Wouldn't even touch one! 40 35.09%
I need one for business use; other than that, no prob! 15 13.16%
As long as I can access my e-mails, I probably could. 12 10.53%
I really don't think I could do it; I'd feel like something was missing! 27 23.68%
I think I'd probably suffer severe withdrawal and the shakes. 16 14.04%
I really have no idea. 4 3.51%
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 04:56 AM   #1
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Could you go one week without a computer?

Could you go one week without using your computer, aside from strictly business use? Other than when you need to at work, or for paying the bills or whatever other "business" use you use your computer for, could you not touch it for a week and feel fine, or would you suffer a bit of withdrawal or depression?

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Old Jun 17, 2008, 05:00 AM   #2
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Theoretically of course we could .... but in reality ....
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 05:06 AM   #3
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Nope. I probably wouldn't be able to do it. By the way I do things I log onto a computer nearly as much as I brush my teeth (twice a day...)
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 05:09 AM   #4
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Yep - as long as I was on Holiday somewhere. (just did it in Italy)

If I am physically in range of my Baby's tho, not a chance - I'd feel the desire to caress their keyboards and play with their mice ....... (oh erm think I need to go take my meds....)
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 05:47 AM   #5
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At home? No. But I could easily do it when travelling. I went for the "email only" vote since emails are as important as voice calls and SMS text messages now.

I'd get too bored at home

Best time of my life was a 2 week window where our ISP cut us off. I played console games that I bought ages back, I did more work on my game than any other time. But that was just the internet going.
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 05:52 AM   #6
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Hmmm not for a few days, amazing when the internet is off and you realize just how much you do online
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 06:04 AM   #7
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Later this summer I'll be without a computer for two weeks, hiking in the North Cascades. It'd be harder to do if I was at home, but I think I could probably do it. I just wouldn't want to.
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 07:24 AM   #8
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I guess I could look at porn the old fashion way. *sigh*
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I guess I could look at porn the old fashion way. *sigh*
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 07:51 AM   #10
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I actually just did go a week without any computer access. It helped that I was whitewater rafting the entire time, but I did it. It wasn't even that hard.
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 07:55 AM   #11
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That depends.

If I'm away on holiday, yes no problem.

If I'm at home and having to watch some of the crap that the rest of the family likes on TV, no way in hell!
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 08:02 AM   #12
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If the circumstances were right, I could go a week with no computer no problem. On an average week, though, going a week without a computer would be painful.
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 08:03 AM   #13
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When my girlfriend is over then I dont need it, good to stop working too. Although when my mp first arrived and I'd just set it up I was a bit torn between the two.

It depends if there is enough of a distraction isn't it.
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 08:15 AM   #14
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Hmmm not for a few days, amazing when the internet is off and you realize just how much you do online
Isn't that the truth... when I didn't have it the first month in my home it was like when the power goes out for a long time. For that split second you walk into a room and think, "Gee... it's dark in here," and go to flip the light switch. So many times I would start heading to my computer to check the weather or the news before it triggered that that too was from the 'net.

As for a week without, have and could again.
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 08:25 AM   #15
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This past winter, I went about 7 days on boat WITH Internet access. About halfway through the trip, I went to the computer with someone else and he ended up using all of our time.
It was weird coming back home and having to recall all of my passwords, when it's usually just habit.
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 08:28 AM   #16
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I can go a week without a computer only if I'm able to use my BlackBerry during that week
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 08:42 AM   #17
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As long as I can access my e-mails, I probably could.
I need that function to get my volunteering assignments.

I would not need it otherwise, though I would sorely miss it.

Ask me about my TV, please.

Haven't turned it on in over 2 months. If I could lift the beast, I might like to try chucking it off of the balcony, al la SCTV. I bet it would blowed-up real good.

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Old Jun 17, 2008, 08:52 AM   #18
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I could easily not be at my computer for a week if it wasn't for work. Mind you I'd probably have to take a vacation, if I'm at home the lure of so many projects would make turning on the computer very tempting.

Funny I say that because I'm avoiding the computer right now as I should go through all my recent vacation photos... there's just too many of them!
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 09:12 AM   #19
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If I could lift the beast, I might like to try chucking it off of the balcony, al la SCTV. I bet it would blowed-up real good.
Let me know when you do so I can set up a crane shot just like they did in Polynesiantown.

Question on the Table: Could I go one week without a computer?
I think I could. It would be a delightful escape from reality, almost like a morphine-induced vacation.

It would be cool to have that 'detached' kind of feeling - just go about your daily stuff, feeling kind of like that feeling you get when you know you're supposed to be somewhere at a certain time (I'm not making reference to business appointments or Dr visits or course), and instead you take a drive out in the country.

That certain mellow, mindless delight that comes from playing some twisted, knowledge-less hooky.
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 09:17 AM   #20
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i could do it. would I want to? likely not, but I could do it. I go without internet access for periods at a time, which is about the only thing I do on my computer aside from listening to music and messing with photos.
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It would be tough, but I think it could be done. It would actually be quite refreshing going without a computer for a week. But how? They are EVERYWHERE!
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 09:23 AM   #22
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from listening to music
Whoops, forgot about that, because I'm listening to one of my commercial-free public stations now, and didn't think about it.

But when they do go for a crapper, content-wise (subjective), I do plug the iMac into the stereo system, and fire-up Iceberg.



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Old Jun 17, 2008, 09:29 AM   #23
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i always log in at least every other day

but a week off may be nice for a change
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 09:30 AM   #24
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As long as I could access my email, I will survive.
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... about the only thing I do on my computer aside from listening to music ...
That's what vinyls and LPs are for. I still prefer my 8-track's distortion to my iPod's crisp, clear audio; And I look really cool walking down the street with it stuck to my ear
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