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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.
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Moonbeam: :) Are you there working or on holiday?
Building up some work experience as a volunteer in an NGO, and incidentally using this as a fieldwork for a phd. So, working, in the loose sense.
I wouldn't be able to study. I'd also have to think of a new future profession. So yeah, very different.
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Ganni1987: Always had some form of computer in my life with the Amiga 600 being the first one
Yeah well, anyway, the OP question is moot, given that, since I've lost my Amiga, I consider myself to be without my computer anyway.
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orcishgamer: Sartre was a very depressing man, I'd be leery of adopting his worldviews or ideas.
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TStael: 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.
I don't recognize that one, perhaps in French I might (never read him in English), but probably not. He's probably managed to not be gloomy a few times, I'm sure, overall he was a very gloomy and depressing fellow.
More time to read (useful things, unlike these forums :P) and study :D
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Reever: More time to read (useful things, unlike these forums :P) and study :D
You would need the time to study, though, wouldn't you? Without the Internet, finding, storing and sorting information is a massive pain in the ass.
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Moonbeam: :) Are you there working or on holiday?
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Telika: Building up some work experience as a volunteer in an NGO, and incidentally using this as a fieldwork for a phd. So, working, in the loose sense.
Sounds good, enjoy.
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Marzooker: What would you do with your time? Would your life be better or worse? Explain.
Life would be insanely boring because PC games allow me to do things I can't do or do not wish to do in real life due to laws, the consequences of actions and other things. For example, I just played a game of League Of Legends. I played as Miss Fortune. In order to achieve the same experience in real life, I'd have to get a sex change, dye my hair red, dress up as a pirate, get breast implants, have something removed, and acquire 2 pirate looking handguns. Then I'd have to spend billions (after making billions)creating the right kind of environment and structures. Then I'd have to find a bunch of people crazy enough to be champions with me etc. So even if I decided to make real life without a computer just as exciting as life with a computer to escape the boredom(something I'd never do due to being sane), the consequences would probably death or prison or being on the run for the rest of your life on top of being labeled insane by the entire world . And if you believe life is precious like me, you'd also be carrying a lot of shame and guilt inside for killing people just to win games. So yeah, a life without a computer would suck balls, definitely. I'd probably be a really depressed, angry guy who plays Magic The Gathering and D&D type games during my free time. Not saying there is anything wrong with those games but I need more in life to not be insanely bored. I'd also LARP like there is no tomorrow but still, life would be insanely boring for me. I'd also become a musician but still, life would be insanely boring for me.
Post edited April 27, 2013 by langurmonkey
At work it would be very very very difficult....
Personal...well i wouldn't be typing this without my PC ;-)
Once all my computers melted down thank to a thunderstorm
(even with protection against overvoltage).
It was horrible. The worst 86 minutes of my life (that was the
time i took me to speed to the next shop, buy a new one,
connect it and start online gaming again.
Without computers I'd probably be working in some applied physics research facility or random engineering position doing stuff by hand on paper, which would completely suck.
I wouldn't have a life
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Sebek: I wouldn't have a life
And I might actually have one, for a change. ;)

Then again, I'm sure I'd find something different and equally senseless to waste my time on, like, um, acting out Shakespeare plays all by myself? :D
Post edited April 27, 2013 by Leroux
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TStael: 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.
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orcishgamer: I don't recognize that one, perhaps in French I might (never read him in English), but probably not. He's probably managed to not be gloomy a few times, I'm sure, overall he was a very gloomy and depressing fellow.
I'm currently reading Nausea. It's actually made me laugh quite a few times, I read Dostoevsky's 'Notes From Underground' recently as well, and the same happened. What I'm saying is I'm not personally finding it depressing at all.

Depends on one's worldview, I suppose.
Oh, I also wouldn't be able to keep in contact with my Massachusetts friends when I move as well.

(Yeah, I know phones and such, but I much prefer being able to talk to everyone at once with a group chat since we're all one friend group.)
Probably better. Not to get too personal but I have a brain thing that makes my life harder to manage than most peoples. The constant temptation to just veg out in front of a screen is often times irresistible.

If I were born in 1800 without that temptation I often wonder just how different I would be.

Of course maybe I would just spend all day reading books. Who the fuck knows.