what would u be doing?

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  1. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    I suppose this would be more for those who aren't students...but feel free to add to the discussion...

    If u weren't doing whatever it is u do, what would u be doing instead?
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    that's a tough one, jef, I mean eye....

    if I wasn't doing 3D animation and graphics, I'd probably still be coding in C++ or moved on to Java.

    But if I didn't have to work at a real job, I'd still do what I'm doing, just more of it on my own projects.

  3. vollspacken macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    if I wasn't a student I would probably be a bum - I mean a real homeless no-future drunkard with a cynical view on life and social relationships...

    but damn, in that case I wouldn't be able to afford my nice Apple gadgets! life as a bum would suck!!! well I could always try to make some bucks on "bumfights", but if I bought an iBook (for example), my bum-"friends" would instantly steal it and sell it for crack and alcohol...

    so I better stay a student... I can be no-future drunkard with a cynical view on life and social relationships but without being homeless... ;)

  4. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    If I weren't a programmer/businessperson and school volunteer, I'd be a computer teacher: elementary, middle school, or high school. I'm good with computers, good at teaching, and good at teaching about computers (which does not always follow from being good with computers and good at teaching). And I enjoy working with kids.

    On the other hand, I'm lousy at discipline so I'd probably turn out to be a lousy public school teacher in practice. Therefore, I'd probably work as an adult-school or training institute computer instructor.

    But then I'd miss the kids, so let's make it an Apple Education representative/trainer, helping schools and teachers get set up and learn to use their Macs.

    But then I'd miss programming. So I should work for Apple as a programmer.

    But I'd still miss the kids. I think I'll unfantasize and keep doing what I'm doing now.
  5. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2003
    London, Ontario
    If I werent a network techie doing stupid matinence tasks manually daily that i could schedule and have them exceute daily, but cant because my boss won't let me I would open an internet cafe/gaming lounge.

    God I hate my job. [/end rant]
  6. coopdog macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2002
    The Great Midwest
    if i wasn't as softmore in highschool. I would move to canada work at a bike shop (I all ready do) and ride everyday, hit the north shore trails and stunts and Downhill all day long. Then in my 20's hopefuly go pro or something like that.

    Hmm that would be nice.
  7. Stelliform macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2002
    If I wasn't a PC computer guy, I would be a programmer in Texas. (Although with the current cutbacks on CS major jobs, I am kind of glad my path led me this way.)
  8. idea_hamster macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2003
    NYC, or thereabouts
    Sounds more like Sartre than Nietzche...are you from Alsace? ;) (j/k -- really!)

    If I weren't in my current grind, I'd open a coffee shop.
  9. BrandonRP0123 macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    If I wasn't a network engineer I'd be an intellectual property lawyer or a corporate lawyer. Those days will come one day if I truly burn out on the IP.

    EDIT: IP == Internet Protocol.
  10. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

    Nov 22, 2002
    i'd probably be dead by now, whatever i chose differently. dead or killed if i never went away.
  11. tazo macrumors 68040


    Apr 6, 2003
    Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA actually
    If I was not a student I would be a fulltime webmaster for my site ;) since technically thats my hobby/alternate job :D

    I would prolly be a bum if i didnt have the site, school and parents :p
  12. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    well that's a good question, i'm currently working an entry-level position trying to decide what to go into, i think i would like to be a furniture designer/interior architect, but i'm not sure i have any talent.

  13. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    I'd be a superhero.

    Or supervillan.

    Either way.
  14. BrandonRP0123 macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    Being a bum is what Airport is for. Think of all the people out there with unprotected/insecure/broadcasting 802.11 networks.

    All you need is an outside outlet to plug your battery charger into. Instant bum.

    Heat? Not a problem if you've got your machine - right? :)

    You can be a bum right in front of any given Apple store with connectivity and airport (all of them?)

    The wonders of modern technology.
  15. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    I'd still be in design... either working as an Industrial Product Designer or as a Transport Designer.

    Maybe a guitarist in a band, I was in a band years ago and it was great laugh...

    It'd inevitably be something creative though.... it's in my nature to create things... :)
  16. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    There's only one way to find out.;)

    Fantastic furniture design program in Fort Bragg, Ca. Also has the benefit of being one of the most gorgeous areas I've ever seen.

    Interior design is a 2 year degree at one of the community colleges I went to.

    If I wasn't doing what I'm doing now, I'd be doing something else. Who knows what that would be. I should have learned to play the banjo.
  17. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    I would be a better student than I am now.


    Well atleast posting here is fun.

  18. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    If I wasn't on the path that I was heading at this moment in my life, I would have probably killed myself by now.
  19. Moxiemike macrumors 68020


    Jan 1, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Hmmmm. If I weren't a designer who owned his own freelance company... I'd probably be a photographer, making some cash off of stock photos... Oh Wait. :) I DO that ALREADY.

    Ok. Seriously.... I'd be a musician in an awesome band. Oh. Wait. I do that too.

    Ok. Ok. Ok.... Maybe I'd help the band write grants to open a club! Yes! That's what i'd do.

    But I'm currently doing that right now.

    Hm. I guess there's always the production angle....and the record label.... But I plan to do all of those too!

    See, I believe that if you're smart enough, you can do whatever you want, and there are no limitations to that. I happen to be very ambitious, very smart, and unlike a lot of people, determined and confident enough to get stuff done.

    So yea, I don't need to be musing about what I COULD be doing. I just do it. And now I must run and get stuff done.


  20. Gus macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    If I hadn't chosen music and teaching, then I would have been an Egyptologist. I love reading anything about ancient Egypt, and hate these specials they keep having where they don't really tell you anything new at the end, they just drag you along for 2 hours with stuff that's already known. ;(

  21. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I love nursing because of getting to help people, making a difference someone life is just a special feeling.

    If I had not changed to nursing, guess I would still be in the funeral business!
  22. cr2sh macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2002
    I have always said that if I had no interest in making money, I would have been a physics major - As it stands, engineering has served me well.

    I'm currently preparing for the LSAT though, so there is a change coming.
  23. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    Probably still be in the studio, recording, could be in a band, might even be acting.

    I would like to have got into film sound mixing earlier and done it at the level I recorded bands at, that'd be cool.

    Other than that, I guess i'd be in porn.;)
  24. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    Re: what would u be doing?

    i would be progressing faster in grad studies of computers and all that nice stuff

    or i would still be in the music scene but that would be sad and i would be broke;)
  25. amin macrumors 6502a


    Aug 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    If I weren't a physician, I'd be a veterinarian. Often I wish I had gone down that path instead of the one I chose.

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