Could you go one week without a computer?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mithrilfox, Jun 17, 2008.

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Could you live one week without access to a computer?

Poll closed Jun 24, 2008.
  1. Sure, no problem. Wouldn't even touch one!

    40 vote(s)
    35.1%
  2. I need one for business use; other than that, no prob!

    15 vote(s)
    13.2%
  3. As long as I can access my e-mails, I probably could.

    12 vote(s)
    10.5%
  4. I really don't think I could do it; I'd feel like something was missing!

    27 vote(s)
    23.7%
  5. I think I'd probably suffer severe withdrawal and the shakes.

    16 vote(s)
    14.0%
  6. I really have no idea.

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
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    mithrilfox

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    #1
    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? :eek:

    Honest answers only people!
     
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    Father Jack

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    #2
    Theoretically of course we could .... but in reality .... :eek::eek:
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    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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    costabunny

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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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    Dagless

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    #5
    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 :p

    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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    Elven

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    #6
    Hmmm not for a few days, amazing when the internet is off and you realize just how much you do online :eek::apple:
     
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    wordmunger

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    #7
    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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    Abstract

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    #8
    I guess I could look at porn the old fashion way. *sigh*
     
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    Scarlet Fever

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    #9
    there's another way?
     
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    tobefirst

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    #10
    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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    tersono

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    #11
    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! :D:p
     
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    Chaszmyr

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    #12
    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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    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. :eek:

    It depends if there is enough of a distraction isn't it.
     
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    benmrii

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    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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    #15
    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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    yg17

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    #16
    I can go a week without a computer only if I'm able to use my BlackBerry during that week :D
     
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    iJohnHenry

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    #17
    I need that function to get my volunteering assignments.

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

    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. ;)

    :D
     
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    Raid

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    #18
    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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    Melrose

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    #19
    Let me know when you do so I can set up a crane shot just like they did in Polynesiantown. :D

    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.
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    #20
    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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    brn2ski00

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    #21
    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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    iJohnHenry

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    #22
    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.



    IWANNACHANGEMYVOTE. ;)

     
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    63dot

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    #23
    i always log in at least every other day

    but a week off may be nice for a change
     
  24. Guest

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    #24
    As long as I could access my email, I will survive. :D
     
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    Melrose

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    #25
    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 :D
     

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