How would your life change...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by soulgeezer, May 3, 2018.

  1. Solrac Kai

    Solrac Kai Tele-Holic

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    Just pointing out the irony in the the time you would spend buying all those books and the time spent looking up what you want to know in those books takes considerably more time than using the internet, not what i would consder as more productive
     
  2. SecretSquirrel

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    I'd have to find a new way to earn a living.

    My Internet disappeared last night for about two hours... freakout!
     
  3. Rythameen

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    This sums it up for me...

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  4. Steve Ouimette

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    It would be really tough for me because technology enables me to work from home writing music. That would still exist but it would be very difficult to send and receive files, which is how I work with companies. Dropbox in particular has been a huge improvement in my workflow. If that stopped and I needed to send thumb drives or such via regular mail (or FedEx, etc.) it would bring my ability to work to its knees.

    And forget entertainment. Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu. I use all of those streaming services to watch TV. And this that I'm doing right now.

    I'd probably get on my bike and go for a ride and enjoy the fresh air though, lol.
     
  5. buster poser

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    Losing the internet would louse my life up pretty good in the early going. I work in IaaS aka 'cloud,' but I'd happily get rid of the whole shebang if it meant a return to normalcy and civil discourse. The Internet is sometimes amazing (masterclass, baseball scores, guitar instruction), but generally rubbish (facebook, etc).
     
  6. DougM

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    I never implied that the two were in any way related. Those were unrelated comments on how my life would be different with no internet.
     
  7. BigDaddyLH

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    Remember encyclopedias? I was at the recycling depot Saturday, recycling glass and cardboard. I noticed a container specifically for book recycling and in bold letters on it was written "no encyclopedias" -- you can't even give them away!
     
  8. Paul in Colorado

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    I'd have to go back to playing guitar rather then talking about them. No can do!
     
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    I was off the internet from 1997 to about 2010 after burning out in the Silicon Valley high tech lifestyle, so I know life would probably be better, but I'd miss my friend's and Bad Dog Cafe here on TDPRI. I've gained a lot of knowledge being here during the last 5 years after purchasing my final :)rolleyes:) electric guitar ... my tele. Now that I'm pretty well done acquiring and flipping gear, the internet has very little use to me. It would force my wife to give up her post retiring accounting jobs and give her more time to practice guitar and bass. She would go through major withdrawals of her texting social media crap though.

    Deep down in my soul, I have been hoping for a huge world wide internet meltdown, just for the entertainment value.:twisted:

    When is that EMP suppose to arrive anyway?:lol: Or at least a monster solar flare.:p
     
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  10. jaybones

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    @BigDaddyLH Yes, guitar porn, vintage sports car porn, endurance racing porn.

    Didn't mean the other. In fact, I'm not sure that's even available on the internet... [/sarcasm]
     
  11. Jupiter

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    MFW somebody accidentally goes RIGHT TO THE HEART of it:
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  12. Harry Styron

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    I would have to maintain a reference library, stored on digital media, I hope. I hate the thought of having to send faxes and paper correspondence.
     
  13. televillian

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    pffft, it`s gone, just like a cool breeze
     
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  14. 2blue2

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    I would feel bad for all the cats that would never get to have internet fame.
     
  15. studio1087

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    I would be less productive if I didn't have google maps.
     
  16. dogmeat

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    ya... couple hours of surfing the net can save you 3 minutes talking to the librarian

    ha ha... another old guy that says.... "meh"
     
  17. archetype

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    As for the functioning of our own lives, my wife and I would get along fine w/o access to the Internet.

    It would, however, totally change our work lives and we'd have different work environments. We're both consultants/project managers in healthcare IT and work remotely from our sunroom to one degree or another. She works on the payer (health insurance) side and her office is the couch in our sunroom. Internet connectivity and digital phone are essential for 95% of what she does. I'm typically on the road 4 1/2 days a week working on the provider (hospital) side, and the other 15% of what I do requires the same connectivity at home and sitting in airports. l may be starting a remote gig and will work from the sunroom with the same 95% circumstances as my wife.

    If there were no Internet, we might have dialup phone access to remote systems, but likely our work world would be local and we'd drive to some damn building(s) every day, thus requiring a second car and more insurance.

    Wireless technology is pretty nice and our 802.11 reaches out of the house to the upper patio outside. In good weather we both have our laptops and various phones out there and work outdoors on the patio tables, watching deer, ducks, hawks, and various birds all day. Woodchucks, rabbits, mink, squirrels, and chipmunks cross the patio, sometimes right under us, and regard us like we're just more furniture. At dusk, when we've had all the work we can stand, we light a fire in the firebowl, pour a glass of wine, and hope a Great Horned Owl or two show up when it's dark.

    Life is fine. Internet connectivity allows a finer life if you use it that way. Here's a pic taken two days ago from our outdoor office...

     
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  18. archetype

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    On Saturday Night Live, Phil Hartman would say you're "SaaSy!"

    Dang. I can't find a YouTube vid of any of his sassy routines. Fail.
     
  19. archetype

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    Yes. One landed on my front porch, today. The plastic bag had ripped and the book was still rain-soaked when I pitched it into the recycle bin.
     
  20. Tonetele

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    Being in a relatively isolated country, quite frankly, we need it. I can shop, get real figures on items and through to travel, search information before I buy things etc.
    Quite frankly it probably saves the average household the cost it takes to have it.
    recently I saved $100 on a $250 pair of shoes that I needed ( reconstructed knee and 3 broken right ankles) and will buy a Maton guitar for $1795 that is priced at $2300 locally. That's just one month.
    In May/June airfares to Asian countries are hugely less, $250 as opposed to $450, that's another saving purchase.
    It works so well for us that stores are online rather than baring the costs of rental, employee insurance and many other associated costs.
     
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