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Life would be worse. 'Nuff said.
For my studies, it would have been ok until the final theses really - typewriting the text, analyzing statistical data without excel and drawing the graphs manually... wow! Hats off to those who really have done it like this before advent of PCs!

For the work... I think that lack of e-mail would be the most material change, it would be hard to imagine having to call and fax about everything.

Life in general it would be fine, as I value my friends above all anyhow, and seriously like other media like reading, cinema, good TV series on DVD - but booking travel without Internet would be a pity though.

However, had I played Baldur's Gate before losing my computer though, I sure would miss good RPGs!
Instant DEATH :)

No, seriously, lol
Hmmm... does that mean I can never use one, or just that I don't have one? I could live without owning one, if I could go to the library for email, etc.

Of course, not having one would probably just mean more console gaming, so I don't think I'd see much of a difference, time-wise.
Post edited April 26, 2013 by DieRuhe
"Hell is other people." - Sartre

I'll stick to the digital realm. :)
I'd do a lot more of book and comic book reading, I guess. I rarely ever find any fun in television (I don't even own one).
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mondo84: "Hell is other people." - Sartre

I'll stick to the digital realm. :)
Sartre was a very depressing man, I'd be leery of adopting his worldviews or ideas.
I did this for 5 years when I traveled and worked overseas from 2002-2007. I read at least two books every week, and I spent much more time outside.

Actually, I kind of miss it ...
Nowadays? It'll be very tough without one.

If there are never any computers at all in this life in the first place, I guess I'll spend time reading books, watching movies at cinemas, etc.

There was a period of several years when I did not have a laptop or a desktop on my own, hence I missed out on Fallout series, Baldur Gate series, etc. but then again I had access to the computer lab then.
Post edited April 27, 2013 by tarangwydion
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mondo84: "Hell is other people." - Sartre

I'll stick to the digital realm. :)
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orcishgamer: Sartre was a very depressing man, I'd be leery of adopting his worldviews or ideas.
Was it though not him also who said: "Others have a gift for you; they know who you are"? But maybe that's the depressing bit, lol.
Would be basically the same. More paper & pencil, less keyboard. More shitty shows and films imposed by tv programms (with commercial cuts), instead of selected videos. More CDs to swap in a cd player instead of quick mp3 selections.

Annoyingly, much more library research instead of online articles hunt. That wouldn't be bad (online hunting is lazy and narrows results too much), except that the local libraries around here mostly provide texts in some weird language with wrong letters.
I've been gaming and using a computer since I was 5 (I'm 26 now), Always had some form of computer in my life with the Amiga 600 being the first one and then a 486DX 100mhz (Doom FTW). Back then I wasn't always glued to the PC.

Now? Without a computer my life would go upside down. I'm a PC tech and a hardcore gamer so I can't imagine myself living without one. It would certainly drive me into depression.
*shudders at the thought*
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Telika: Annoyingly, much more library research instead of online articles hunt. That wouldn't be bad (online hunting is lazy and narrows results too much), except that the local libraries around here mostly provide texts in some weird language with wrong letters.
:) Are you there working or on holiday?
I'd kill myself, if I could figure out how without google.