View Poll Results: Could you survive a day without a computer?
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:10 PM   #31
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I'm just old enough that by the time we got a home computer in the early 80s (around 8th grade), I saw it as something more intimidating than utilitarian. Unfortunate, but true. I think if I had been a little younger, I would've been much less computer-phobic, but oh well, what can I do? Make a time machine? (Not likely -- I don't know anything about building computers or even writing code!) I feel bad that I never bothered to understand how they work, but thankfully (and also to my detriment), being able to use a few software applications has been enough for me to get by.

Like many others, I've become completely dependent on computers for my job, and to a large extent, for leisure. In fact, if it weren't my trusty mac and the interwebs (you know -- that "series of tubes"), I would never have learned to knit. I also probably would have never met DH. Such is the depth of my indebtedness.

Could I live without it for 24 hours? Sure. But would I want to? No. I'm constantly looking stuff up... of course, this begs the question -- how many of you "older folks" have wondered how much more knowledgable and well-rounded you'd be now if you had the internet while growing up? I think about it way more often than I'd like to admit. You young people are sooooo lucky.
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:14 PM   #32
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So I got to work today and my computer wouldn't boot up for about 90 minutes. I spent the time looking through my stitch n bitch calendar and constantly trying to restart it. (One of the women had been her since 7am and finally was able to get on at 10ish) There was NO work i could do since all my contacts are on my computer and all my applications. we have no work that we can do at all without the computers. i didn't even turn my phone on until it was working again.

(btw... our tech people said they would e-mail when it was working. brainiacs!)

If i had known i would have just stayed in bed until i heard it was working. i only got 3 hours sleep last night!

btw... i do sleep with my computer...lol

and i still say i could live without out it easily at home.
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:21 PM   #33
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There's only one thing I can do at work without my computer, and that's photocopying.

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(btw... our tech people said they would e-mail when it was working. brainiacs!)
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:26 PM   #34
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A few weeks ago, we lost power at our school for a couple of hours. Because my job is maintaining the computers, there wasn't one thing I could do.

I begged to go home. Everyone just laughed. I think I wound up doing some reading for my college classes.

What an eye-opener, though!

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Old 02-19-2007, 02:27 PM   #35
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I could survive okay without a computer. In fact the place would likely be better if I didn't have one.

But living where I do... I'd likely go insane without the "company." These days people aren't around to talk on the phone. And they don't talk on the cell phone either.
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:15 PM   #36
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Last Friday, I would have said no, but on Saturday I spent the day at a car rally then at my sister's, who just moved and doesn't yet have internet access. So, I'm apparently not as bad as I thought. Woo.

I grew up watching my mum program games onto the Spectrum ZX from magazine pages. And enjoying it. At 5 years old. Some of us are just born geeks...
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