Does anyone else here hate computers?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Frisco, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    I am talking computers in general whether PC, Mac, Amiga or Atari. No PC vs Mac thread here.

    I just remember life was so much simpler and more enjoyable without them.
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Put down the keyboard and go do something else :)
     
  3. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I love my computer. I paid a lot of money for it.

    What I hate is how some people have become so dependent on them.
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Some of us here are pretty much too young to remember what life was like before computers. Although I am a fringe case as when I was in primary school we just got a BBC and then it was a fair few years until I was an early teen before we got a PC at home.
     
  5. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with this. My little sisters practically squirm with discomfort if they can't check their Facebooks every 20 minutes.
     
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  7. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    I love computers and technology. Why are you making a thread on this? Just log off.
     
  8. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    You're asking a Mac forum if they dislike computers?

    Try LudditeRumors or AmishNet or something. ;)
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I know what you mean OP

    I miss life when my family didnt have internet, which we got in 2000 or cell phones

    I am on the computer alot....mainly out of boredom
     
  10. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Then do whatever you did before 2000.

    If you guys don't like how much you use the computer, use it less. If you don't like them at all, just don't use them. It's a simple concept.
     
  11. dankybear macrumors regular

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    some people are paid to use them...
     
  12. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    i wont say i love my computer, i aint had it long enough yet but computers are useful distractions sometimes ;)
     
  13. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I'm old enough to understand that.
     
  14. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    Most computers seem to hate me...however the feeling is mutual.
     
  15. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Before computers life was never dull. It was exciting. If I needed some information I would have to run out to the library and look it up in a reference book. How exciting. If I wanted to watch a movie, I needed to go to the theater or rent a movie from a video store. How exciting. Paying bills by mail was VERY exciting. Oh, how much more free time I had back then to do all these things...
     
  16. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Those forums are VERY quiet... :eek:
     
  17. Melrose Suspended

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    It is a paradox. :D
     
  18. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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    This thread makes me want to become a hunter gatherer. I'm sure that I would probably spend most of my time as a hunter gatherer making new tools and trying to invent the wheel. (due to my obsession with technology, assuming that I would still be the same person as a HG that I am today) I guess technology trumps barbarian civilizations, because we as a people want to get the best out of what is available.
     
  19. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I had an attention span before computers....


    Other then that I love computers. Very very useful to me. What I hate is people who need to use computers, but don't know how to use computers and use the excuse "well I'm computer stupid, I didnt grow up with computers"...guess what...


    ...Neither did I! I didn't have a computer till I was a senior in high school so...about 9 - 10 years I've been using a computer and I'm a hobbyist programmer, I fix computers and servers for a living for a large company, I program games in my spare time, I go to college online (third college), etc...
     
  20. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I've come to resent how much I'm expected to use the computer...check my email all day, research, paper writing. I fear having a job a few years from now where I sit in front of a computer all day, come home but still be tethered to the computer via Blackberry.
     
  21. Ish macrumors 68000

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    I think you forgot something in your post: :rolleyes: or ;). There you go, perfect! :)

    No, I don't agree with the OP. I'm a bit of an information junkie. Being able to find out what I want at the touch of a few buttons is heaven!
     
  22. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Ah, those were the days. Word had different meaning back then. Broadcasting involved tossing seeds around, fast food was the chicken you couldn't catch;) and spreadsheet...:eek:

    You spreadsheet in columns.
    You spreadsheet in rows.
    The more you spreadsheet
    The faster it grows.:D

    I don't miss those days one bit.:p
     
  23. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I hate how I spend so much time on my computer. It's such a waste. Same with watching television.
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    I spend 10+ hours in front of a computer, so when I get home, I enjoy not sitting in front of one. In general, though I don't hate computers. I love tinkering with them and working on them. I also make sure I do other things, like reading exercising, spending time with my family. So in the end, computers are only a small part of my non-work life.
     
  25. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Oh hells yea. I've been a computer user (Amiga to PC then Mac, then Bootcamp!) since I was 6. Just over the weekend I decided to sever ties with my machines and I've actually had a great time.
     

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