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    Getting rid of internet at home

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    Anyone live without internet at home, or has experimented with it? In today's world I think it's very inconvenient to not use internet at all, but I know that personally I use it way too much. So I came across this idea of just not using it at home. Thoughts?

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    Surely you were alive before the Internet, right? Oh wow, I guess some people might not have been. That actually shocks me. I remember dial telephones attached to the wall with a cord and getting only 3 channels on the black and white TV and still think that's normal.

    What I would like is to rid my home of TV and just have high-speed Internet, but alas corporate monopoly in my area makes that impossible.
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    Live without the internet?!? How would I get on this forum?!?

    Hehe... seriously though, I can see how getting rid of the internet could mean greater productivity. I waste a lot of time on forums and youtube videos. But I post my fics on the internet, and that's my main hobby, so getting rid of it would never be an option for me.

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    Internet is the thing I would NOT want to get rid of!

    I can easily live without cable (and would say the same about TV, but the new flat panels make such nice big-screen computer monitors...) and many of the other 'must haves' that people spend big bucks on, but I think Internet is too handy to dispense with. YMMV
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    We have already gotten rid of everything else! And what to do when you suddenly have a gardening question?!


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    I would be more productive without Internet, but at the same time I rely on it a lot too. I can use it on my phone, but I don't pay enough for my phone to get much at all (so I tend to go over or just to the edge of my limit each month). I also find that phone Internet isn't nearly as convenient!

    I could do without TV much more easily, but as TV's free and everyone else watches it there's not much point in trying to get rid of it (don't have pay TV and never will).

    At the same time, I can definitely see a benefit to reducing my home internet usage. I could switch off my computer wireless for X number of hours a day, and if I really need to look something up I could use the phone. Then I could reconnect the computer once I'd done whatever I needed to get done!

    And yes, I lived entirely without Internet for the first 22 years of my life, and for several years after that Internet was only something I had at university or work, not home. When I first got home internet it was dial up, so I wasn't connected 24/7 either... I can't remember when we first got ADSL internet and started having access to it all the time, but it was probably less than 10 years ago (if not by much). It's funny how fast we adapt to new technology, and it becomes hard to imagine living without it!

    Geez I've only had a smart phone probably 10 months and I just can't believe how long I survived without it, now it's attached to me like an extra appendage!

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    It might be a few weeks before people without internet stand from their rice paper mats, pack their belongings into their tan-hide bags and make the arduous trek down the mountain to town and visit the library to post on this thread...


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    Well, we did have no internet for over a month. We survived it rather well. I just used the computer at work off the clock to pay bills and check Facebook. Still, it's nice to have it at home, especially now that I don't work. As Knifegill said, we've gotten rid of everything else: no tv, no cellphones, and our internet is satellite and slows down (to dial-up speeds) after we use up our 5,000 mb/month (to get more, we have to pay, and we don't do that!). Having limited internet really does help with productivity--it really makes you consider whether or not that youtube video someone linked to is worth watching and using up that precious internet...

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    The internet is a great time filler. You might be bored till you adjust and take up more hobbies
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    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    The internet is a great mind killer. You might be bored till you adjust and take up more hobbies
    I must not surf the internets. The Internets is the mind killer.
    The internets is the little-death that brings total obliteration!
    I will face the internets.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the internets had gone there will be nothing.
    Only I will remain.
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