View Poll Results: Could you survive a day without a computer?
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:35 AM   #21
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Of course I could do it.

For a whole day.

But that's all.

Don't make me even think about 2 days.

It wouldn't be pretty.

Besides, how would I know what Mason's knitting next?

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Old 02-19-2007, 08:35 AM   #22
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I work with computers, about computers and for computers so I couldn't do a workday without one. On holiday I take one with me for the sole purpose of uploading my pics to on a daily basis, I take a lot of pics and this is cheaper than the number of memory cards I would need.

I do a lot of camping and hiking (when I am not sick) on weekends and never use a pooter there at all - although I do plot my routes and sites on a computer so it is involved in the day, even if its not used.

I shall participate in the 24th I think though - I'm not a total slave to it.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:47 AM   #23
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I do everytime I go home mom does not have a computer in her house.. so when I go home for week trips I gotta find something else to do.. which really isn't that bad.. and usually when I come home it takes me awhile to get back into the hang of using the computer like I did before... I realize how much you get done without one ...
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:03 PM   #24
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Actually we had to do it. Saturday before the Superbowl (that's how I remem ber the date) our cable went out. No TV, no computer for FOUR, count'em, FOUR days. It was a couple of blocks in our subdivison. I would imagine there were a lot of ruined parties that Sunday. Talk about a boring weekend, but I did get a lot of knitting in.

This past Sunday, yesterday, I got up, turned on the TV and we were getting the same problem. Fortunately, they fixed it within a couple of hours.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:11 PM   #25
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In vacation, I often don't have access to a computer and it's TOTALLY fine. I'm a scientist doing "computer vision", so I work on a computer all the time. But even at work, I could take a day to read the 150974698165 papers I printed with the strong intention to read them. Or read all the books in my field that I never had time to read. Or do some math I need for my research with a pen and paper. I could probably do this for a week and still get a lot of work done! Often the computer is a way not to do your work I find. You look busy, but it doesn't mean you actually are. There's a big illusion there in my opinion... Of course it depends on the type of work you do.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:30 PM   #26
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Yes, but only if I'm away from home for the whole day...or week. I don't have a laptop yet. Fortunately, some hotels have one available in the lobby for guests, but I find that I really can do without for short periods of time when necessary. Don't want to use a public computer for bill paying or anything else sensitive like that. I did peek at KH during a stay in Kingsland, GA. That was about all.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:40 PM   #27
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BTW, I could do without my telephone for a week or so, but really miss my computer when it's not handy.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:51 PM   #28
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I end up going without mine for a day or more all the time. Generally, life happens (what do you mean it's 10:30p.m.?! Already? and I have to get up at 4!), and it's the first thing to go.
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:27 PM   #29
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I'm absolutely totally freakin' addicted (like to the point that if I get up in the middle of the night to see about one of my children or to use the bathroom, I will briefly contemplate checking my computer, but I usually make myself not do it). But I can definitely do without the computer for a day (and, in fact, will do without it on the 24th - shutdown day - because I will be out of town on a retreat at a place without any internet access; actually I'll be there several days). I can only do without a computer, though, if it's not physically available. I'm not very good at making myself not use it if it's right there in my office or in my house.

My husband told me about a New Yorker cartoon where the woman says, "I'm giving up Google for Lent." I was like Dude. No way.
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:34 PM   #30
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