View Poll Results: Could you survive a day without a computer?
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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OT: 24 hours without a computer: Could you do it?
thats what they're trying to figure out in this global experiment: http://shutdownday.com/

24 hours w/o a computer means a day w/o KH!

i won't be able to do this because my school work is mostly done on the computer

be i could totally do this on a weekend! what about you?
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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My husband and I actually deliberately left the electronics at home when we went on our honeymoon (with the exception of my mp3 player which I listen to in bed) so I have survived up to a week without the internet and my laptop. However, I don't ever, ever want to have to do that again, so no, I can't do it.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:16 PM   #3
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DH's grandparents don't have a computer, so when we went to visit them in January I went 5 whole days without one. It was a bit annoying, but not overly so. The worst part was the 500 odd topics with new posts to sort through once I got back on here! I couldn't belive how many pages had been added to some of the blogs.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:19 PM   #4
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I enjoy my computers and use them on a daily basis, but yes I can survive without one and have done so many times. Year before last, while I was recuperating from a bad car wreck, my old laptop died on me. A friend in Virginia sent me one of his old computers to tide me over, but I was still without for several weeks. I survived.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:29 PM   #5
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I chose "No" because I can't do my job without a computer, and I take 2 online courses.

If I was on vacation, and not enrolled in any classes, then the answer is yes. I went without my computer for a week no problem in July, when I was on vacation in the Outer Banks with my family.

The part that would bug most would be not being able to look stuff up when in a discussion.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:37 PM   #6
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Okay, technically I could, but I sure wouldn't want to!!
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:39 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Okay, technically I could, but I sure wouldn't want to!!
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:46 PM   #8
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I third the 'I could, but wouldn't want to' idea. all my schoolwork is done online, but I don't do homework every day... However, I am a total minion to Google... things come up everyday where I need to know more about something, so I always turn to trusty Google (or in more specific cases, Wikipedia and IMDb).

I use my computer for 'good', so being deprived of that source of knowledge would be bad for human kind, even if only for a day! ... mostly.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:52 PM   #9
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Well I had to take work out the equation since the applications at both of my jobs are entirely web based (being that one of them is an online retailer ya know.)

Beyond that, I have actually gotten rid of cable and internet before for several months and existed quite happily without them. Sure it was a little irritating when I needed to print something for a committee meeting and stuff but there are still ways of living happily without it.
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I could--I have--but it's not easy. I rarely go two hours w/o using a computer.
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