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Could you manage without internet access?


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I'm a self-confessed internet addict, spending a good deal of my working life online, and I'm afraid I have to check my emails, even when I'm on holiday.

I'm not alone but I wonder just how many of you also recognise the symptoms in yourselves - would you be OK without the internet for a couple of weeks, or if you're honest, would you feel something was missing if you didn't get your daily on-line fix?

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Aitchbee

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...regarding e-mail communications (over the internet)...seems to be 'Old-Hat' technology now; Mobile phone communication systems have superceded that [email] 'stone-age' way of 'talking'& 'listening' to other people.

As others have said before, many people don't want to have anything to do with the internet...(I don't blame them.)

Face-to-face [tete-a-tete] human communication will never be equalled; the nuances of people's facial expressions, characteristics, moods... (close up) will never be digitally realised.

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Woolwell

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Aitchbee - Have you ever used Skype?

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Aitchbee

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Woolwell, no I have not used Skype...I like to touch people, or be near them to make a good contact. I'm an old-fashioned guy at heart.

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wes.t.clox

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We have just had 2 weeks holiday in the centre of York with no internet .

Didn't miss it.

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Woolwell

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Aitchbee - it's very difficult to be near them if they live overseas.

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Aitchbee

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Woolwell, my best friend lives in England but we do not have to text or Skype each other every day...thank heavens.

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Shopgirl

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I have a friend In Nigeria. I chat with him on face book. Sometimes the Internet signal isnt very good. I dont have skype. Hopefully he will visit sometime this year. He misses the chat if the internet isnt good.

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Condom

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Yes I would miss the Internet especially when I am overseas. At the present time I keep in touch with many friends from the far east several times a week by e-mail and also I use Messenger for chatting. It is good to see their faces and hear them talking and basically it doesn't cost but a few £'s a month. What used to cost me an arm and a leg using a land line is basically for free now.

As I'm off again in just over 5 weeks (and counting down) I will of course need the Internet for my banking, pay the odd bill or two, and of course keep in touch with the remnants of my family who still reside in the UK.

I might even appear on here now and again despite the different time zone.

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Macscouse

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Wot - no internet?
That means that I would have to talk to the Long Haired One. Heavens to Mergatroid!!

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Aitchbee

"I like to touch people, or be near them to make a good contact. I'm an old-fashioned guy at heart."

And yet you make quite a few posts in an internet forum on a daily basis.

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