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luv4u

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Could You Survive Without The Internet

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Reply #1 posted 02/14/18 2:38am

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Easily. I never had the internet until I moved into my own place when I was 19 so if I can manage growing up without it during a time when I was considered some sort of social outcast for not having it then I can manage without it now that I couldn't give two fucks what people think of me.

Besides, the only thing I use it for is the Org so while I would miss being able to talk to a lot of you, I'd survive.
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Reply #2 posted 02/14/18 2:53am

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i'd rather live back in the pre-internet times. And that's coming from someone who earns his money via the net.

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Reply #3 posted 02/14/18 8:28am

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I liked it better the old way too. No, I probably couldn't survive, and I was a late-comer to the web et al. Wellll i suppose i could but damn it would take a lot of work to untangle myself from its grip. LOL
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Reply #4 posted 02/14/18 9:27am

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Easily.

But the internet does provide some positives.

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Reply #5 posted 02/14/18 9:29am

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But let me clarify - do you mean

Everyone BUT me has the internet?

OR

No one - including me - has the internet?

I could survive either way but I would be at a disadvantage in business if everyone but me had access to information via the web.

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Reply #6 posted 02/14/18 10:30am

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I'd better have my Thomas Guide at hand because I know where nothing is anymore.

Honestly, no. There would be absolutely no tv, antennaes do not work in my area, no news whatsoever. Wait, I'd have radio so that'll work, maybe for news at least.

Music access would be limited. Half and half, physical and digital, but I'd still would not have access to buy certain artist without web access.

I'd have to buy an alarm clock, because my tablet would be useless.

No Podcast while working or cleaning.

I'd be forever on the phone trying to figure out when and where I'm supposed to be places especially since you have to press so many buttons before you get to an actual person now.

No Amazon
No GrubHub

I do still use pencil and paper notes so I'll be fine in that department.

I'd never hear from my kids, no text messages.

Oh my, I'd have to memorize phone numbers again, including my own.

I'd feel like I was living in the prairie days. How would I access any information? I do have an active library card since I no longer have any physical encyclopedias or dictionaries. I'd have to wait for books though, it aint the boondocks but this ain't New York either.



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Reply #7 posted 02/14/18 11:26am

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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Phones as well

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Reply #8 posted 02/14/18 11:29am

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luv4u said:








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I always love that statement, the reality 30 years from now that generation will be saying the same thing about us lol

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Reply #9 posted 02/14/18 11:35am

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They added the series "ER" to Hulu recently, last night I said to my friend "look at these people, functioning at work in a high stress environment, saving lives and interacting without their cell phones. They don't look lost or confused, sure maybe they don't know much about each other but they seem fine". It was a simpler time indeed.

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Reply #10 posted 02/14/18 11:44am

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^^There's a certain irony in that statement.

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Reply #11 posted 02/14/18 12:12pm

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wow probably not for a while, then I would adjust.
I'm glad a big part of my life was with no internet

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Reply #12 posted 02/14/18 7:16pm

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Not forever. My business is online. But I could go a month or two without it. As long as I had my laptop so I could write, I'd be fine. I can upload later. haha

I think there is a bigger thing question that should be addressed here.

Could you live without the internet? Sure, to some extent for a period of time. Could you live without the drama of the internet? I'm not talking about catty bitches in a comment section, or fights on Facebook or Twitter wars. I'm talking about being addicted to the drama of the news. When social networking moved to social media that is where it went wrong. People wake up every day and rush to read news, get upset about it, tweet about it and be an armchair social justice warrior. That is the addiction. "I sure showed them!"

Chip Gaines, from Fixer Upper, recently wrote an article about getting his phone wet and rendering it unusable. Instead of shelling out the money for a new phone (his upgrade was due in a month or two yet), he ended up using a flip phone. At first, it was tough and awkward. His wife Joanna took the bulk of texts and message that needed immediate attention. He realized that sometimes he was up at 2am checking his phone real quick after taking a whiz, then tweeting for two hours at 4am. He realized he was addicted to the drama of it. It wasn't the internet, it was the bullshit around it.

So could we do without the internet? Eh, probably not. It's integral to many of our lives. But if we stepped back from the pernicious commenting and just took a breath, that would be the hard part. Doable, but there is a learning curve there. People always ask, "What did we do before the internet?" We were chilled the fuck out, that's what.

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Reply #13 posted 02/14/18 9:14pm

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If folks took some time from their computers, the internet and other technologies then people would interact more one on one and have decent conversations. More family oriented meals around the dinner table and extra cirricular activities.

Think about it.

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Reply #14 posted 02/14/18 9:35pm

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Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #15 posted 02/14/18 9:40pm

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luv4u said:

If folks took some time from their computers, the internet and other technologies then people would interact more one on one and have decent conversations. More family oriented meals around the dinner table and extra cirricular activities.

Think about it.

Although I had a computer with internet access in the 90s, it was just an information tool and a word processor for me back then; I didn't really utilize social media forums until the 2000's... lol So, yeah, I can live without the internet. BUT unfortunately one needs the internet for many life functions these days... :eyeroll:

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Reply #16 posted 02/14/18 9:47pm

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Yes. I don't even carry a cell phone on me when at home.

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #17 posted 02/14/18 9:55pm

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kewlschool said:

Yes. I don't even carry a cell phone on me when at home.

lol Sarcasm aside, I have a landline and a flip phone still...

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Reply #18 posted 02/14/18 10:13pm

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luv4u said:

If folks took some time from their computers, the internet and other technologies then people would interact more one on one and have decent conversations. More family oriented meals around the dinner table and extra cirricular activities.

Think about it.





In my world the family sitting around the dinner table was reserved for holidays, and that was long before the internet was even dreamed about.


I have noticed that camping is surging for those families who make that conscious effort to stay connected.
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Reply #19 posted 02/14/18 10:20pm

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kewlschool said:

Yes. I don't even carry a cell phone on me when at home.

lol Sarcasm aside, I have a landline and a flip phone still...


We have Ooma, which is VoIP but still our 'landline' phone. I have an iPhone, but I don't use it for much except when I'm out. I use it when I'm shopping, finding coupons, ordering ahead, redeeming a reward, etc. I use it for my shopping list (a la Amazon Echo app). I might use it to take a photo of food or something quick outside. But if I need to be on a mobile device, I use my iPad. Even that is rather utilitarian in use.

If I'm FBing or tweeting, etc., I'll just do it on my Macbook Air.

We use our Ooma for 99% of any call that comes into the house.

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Reply #20 posted 02/14/18 11:23pm

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Why people only thinking smartphones? Wouldn't the question include everything you use that requires an internet connection. Alexa, Siri, internet radio, gaming everything. Some people have their security systems connected to the internet
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Reply #21 posted 02/15/18 12:10am

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I'd go mad in a time span not exceeding 24hrs!


...and yes, me too's money making should shortly be on the net.


Fman, TrivialPursuit - I'm curious - what do you guys do?

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Reply #22 posted 02/15/18 12:11am

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...BUT, that being said, I'm trying to cut down on online time.

It's not healthy.

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Reply #23 posted 02/15/18 12:16am

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Instead of shelling out the money for a new phone (his upgrade was due in a month or two yet), he ended up using a flip phone.


Just to let everyone know - I don't have a smartphone! Sounds unbelievable, right?

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Reply #24 posted 02/15/18 3:58am

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TrivialPursuit said:

purplethunder3121 said:

lol Sarcasm aside, I have a landline and a flip phone still...


We have Ooma, which is VoIP but still our 'landline' phone. I have an iPhone, but I don't use it for much except when I'm out. I use it when I'm shopping, finding coupons, ordering ahead, redeeming a reward, etc. I use it for my shopping list (a la Amazon Echo app). I might use it to take a photo of food or something quick outside. But if I need to be on a mobile device, I use my iPad. Even that is rather utilitarian in use.

If I'm FBing or tweeting, etc., I'll just do it on my Macbook Air.

We use our Ooma for 99% of any call that comes into the house.

You speak a language foreign to me... lol

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Reply #25 posted 02/15/18 5:25am

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morningsong said:

Why people only thinking smartphones? Wouldn't the question include everything you use that requires an internet connection. Alexa, Siri, internet radio, gaming everything. Some people have their security systems connected to the internet

Probably because most people take there smartphones with them everywhere, bed bathroom and beyond. Whereas the other things are more limited to spaces?

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I just bought an Amazon Echo. I resisted, but knew I would probably get one. So I waited to find one that would fit my home decor vibe. I have the one in the middle. A blue color. But I like that metallic and the wood finish too

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luv4u said:

If folks took some time from their computers, the internet and other technologies then people would interact more one on one and have decent conversations. More family oriented meals around the dinner table and extra cirricular activities.

Think about it.

I agree, but even before internet I knew too many families that never did that. Eating dinner was on the fly and use of fast food meals and food you could just warm up from a can. Every man for themselves.

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We always ate together at one time, except for Saturdays, that was the day 'either mom' cooked breakfast or you cooked your own(she was teaching us how to cook our own breakfasts, the one meal that might be the easiest) then because that was the day we were out doing things together or individual we at at a restaraunt, over someones house, fast food/pizza/McDonalds etc or cooked something at home on your own.

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We had the ATARI system back in the earlies 80s. That was an event to go to the Game Spot and pick out the next Atari game. We used the computer more for game time, but also to type up stuff.

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Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #27 posted 02/15/18 5:55am

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Silver Echo for Seniors

How can anyone resist when they make these look so good

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Reply #28 posted 02/15/18 6:23am

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My job requires the use of internet. Everyone's medical records are on some type of digital program now. I have to have my job to survive, buy food, pay house payment, pay car payment, insurance, gas, so probably not.

But personally, unless I find a good topic on here that interests me and keeps me entertained for a little while, I'm not on the internet the way I was a few years ago. There are days/nights when I don't even turn on my computer and I refuse to use my phone as a computer. I used to talk with a friend daily online - he's across the country from me, but we don't chat any more. Life, work, other responsibilities get in the way, so there isn't much need for me to be on the internet anymore. So, yeah, I could. But I could keep my GPS right? eek I have to have my GPS for work. And I don't want to go back to using paper maps. Trying to fold those things mad

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benni said:

My job requires the use of internet. Everyone's medical records are on some type of digital program now. I have to have my job to survive, buy food, pay house payment, pay car payment, insurance, gas, so probably not.

But personally, unless I find a good topic on here that interests me and keeps me entertained for a little while, I'm not on the internet the way I was a few years ago. There are days/nights when I don't even turn on my computer and I refuse to use my phone as a computer. I used to talk with a friend daily online - he's across the country from me, but we don't chat any more. Life, work, other responsibilities get in the way, so there isn't much need for me to be on the internet anymore. So, yeah, I could. But I could keep my GPS right? eek I have to have my GPS for work. And I don't want to go back to using paper maps. Trying to fold those things mad

come on now, those paper maps were fun, lol it brought people together. It was learning time lol

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