View Poll Results: Could you survive a day without a computer?
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:06 PM   #11
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It depends, in 2004 I had just been released from radiography with a slip that said "highly suspicious for malignancy" from a mammo and sono. My husband had just left for a business trip two hours earlier and some idiot disconnected my cable tv and thus the cable modem from my home by accident (meant to do the neighbor's). I about went nuts for the three days it took for them to come reconnect my cable and cable modem. I was feverishly wanting to search all I could about my situation.
Normally I couldn't care less if I don't have a computer at my beck and call but that time I sure could have used the info.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:26 PM   #12
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Lately I've tried making Sundays my no-computer, no-work day (obviously didn't do this today). I'm on the computer SO much that I really do need the break (even if I don't think I need it).
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:49 PM   #13
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Survive it YES
be the LEAST bit pretty about it NO WAY
but my kids keep my life crazy enough that I miss a lot of day
well maybe one a week
52 is a Lot right????

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Old 02-18-2007, 10:21 PM   #14
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I wouldn't be able to. All of my school work is done on the computer, and it's my main source of entertainment besides knitting. :?

If this computer goes down, or the computer I got from my school goes back for repair, I have 4 other computers to go on.

There has been days that I just turn off the computer and wouldn't get on. Mainly that was either due to boredom, or I wouldn't be feeling well. It amazes me how much I miss it too.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:39 AM   #15
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When I was at my daughter's there was a day that I didn't use the computer. Was to busy chasing the 2yr old, rocking the 5 week old, and gossiping w/ my daughter...

But the next day I did check email.. basics... (this of course) but didn't stay on like I normaly do..

Work.. all work stops if computer goes down.

So... I remember a time when computers where all card driven..lol Yes, they use to work that way.. and the "internet" was basically unheard of... But I love computers.. the information I can extract at a moment's notice, and the wonders of wonders... SPELL CHECK!!!! If only I had had this when I was in Freshman English!!!!

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Old 02-19-2007, 01:00 AM   #16
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I could. Given normal circumstances, I don't, but I don't think it'd be as big a burden to me as to lots of people. Over the summer when I was in South Africa, most of my days I spent without a computer. Most of the time I had access to computers on the univ. campus, but I only went once every few days, mostly to check my mail and tell people (read "parents") that I was still alive since I didn't have a phone. It's kinda hard to go both without a phone AND without the 'net. But yeah. The last time I went without a computer for several days was the last few days I was in South Africa in a game park on the ocean. Funny, didn't miss the computer one bit.
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:11 AM   #17
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I HATE being without a computer. I even checked in here in the middle of my vacation in Costa Rica a couple of years ago! Now, given, I only spent about 15 minutes and there were several days I could not and I was perfectly happy trekking around the rainforest without a computer, but I still really missed my friends...
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:54 AM   #18
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Well, I could do 24h. A lot of my schoolwork is done on the computer, but not all, so I could easily do something else that day. Missing KH would be hard, but not undoable.
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:44 AM   #19
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When I know I am getting too obsessed with this confounded machine, I get away! The other day I refused to get on the computer for that very reason.
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:33 AM   #20
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im a computer specialist... so i try to disconnect for the weekends... it works, until a friend calls me to "save" their computer.. hehehe. anyway on vacation i dont even use my cell phone!!!
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