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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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rdave13

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Over the years I've been a member of this forum this question has arisen in one form or another. About five years ago I would have said a definite yes. Today, though, my answer would be the opposite. Any queries then its a search engine. Banking then it's on-line. No snail mail, no telephone (except in special circumstances), it is all at your finger tips. I'd rather do without the inane T.V. than the 'net.

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rdave13

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Over the years I've been a member of this forum this question has arisen in one form or another. About five years ago I would have said a definite yes. Today, though, my answer would be the opposite. Any queries then its a search engine. Banking then it's on-line. No snail mail, no telephone (except in special circumstances), it is all at your finger tips. I'd rather do without the inane T.V. than the 'net. It's trying to upload my reply so I'll click the post tab again.

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rdave13

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As an add-on, I do make a point of not taking any internet compatible phones or tablets with me when on holiday which are only a week long usually.

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LastChip

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I would find it ridiculously hard.

Recently, my wife researched and booked a holiday for us. The only prerequisite I made was, the destination must have Internet access.

No Internet - no booking!

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woody

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"spending a good deal of my working life online" If your job depends on it - yes it will be missed.On the other hand we see too many people with phones stuck in their ear saying something like "What kind of butter should I get!". Those who use the web for private use during works time should be given one warning and next time - gone. I see in papers yesterday some people say Brits are "idle" - is there a connection? I use the web because its a way of keeping in touch with the outside world without leaving the house. Like a number of inventions it is your best friend and worst enemy. We should feel sorry for young able bodied people that spend so much of their spare time in a chair instead of being in the fresh air seeing/doing things for real instead of the pretend world that the web so often becomes. If I had to count the pennies - it would be one of the first things to go.

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rdave13

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woody , with respect, the youngsters are on the net these days via cell/ mobile phones out in the fresh air. Sometimes they look lost if the battery has drained.

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wiz-king

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Would you be OK without the internet for a couple of weeks?

No - I would be grumpy - big time!

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morddwyd

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I could, but I think I would find it difficult.

Banking, shopping, news, messaging, even TV schedules, all on-line.

I would certainly rather be without television!

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Aitchbee

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I think I could survive without the internet because I don't shop, bank, use e-mail(much).I don't download videos or music (only updates to software and windows XP).

...but I would miss PCAdvisor (...and not just this forum.)

...and with all that extra free time I would be able to 'catch up' on my household chores!

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Noldi

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I can go without work e-mail no problem but would take my smart phone for news and work / hobby related Webb sites. But I will say I do limit my time on the Webb while on holiday. Last year we holidayed in Cuba so we lasted 2 weeks without Internet.

Noldi

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