What have you DONE to LIMIT your TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION?

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    Jan 17, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    Some things I've done are:

    1. Turn off the TV after the evening news and read for about an 1-2 hours.
    2. Check email less often.
    3. Sign-off RJ if I don't see any interesting topics instead of surfing around it aimlessly.
    4. I've never texted in my life so I'm not a big cell phone user. I keep it home next to my bed except when traveling. Check it once a day.

    How about you?
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    Jan 17, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    I don't own a TV.

    I definitely shut off my cellphone if I'm out for dinner with a friend. A pet peeve of mine is people who text constantly, even when they're out with someone else.
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    Jan 17, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    Vancouverite2004 saidI don't own a TV.

    I definitely shut off my cellphone if I'm out for dinner with a friend. A pet peeve of mine is people who text constantly, even when they're out with someone else.


    Very good!
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    Jan 17, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    The TV is never on when it is just myself and the kids at home.
    I don't text at all.
    Computer time is restricted to two hours only for entertainment (RJ).
    I take stairs up to the 8th floor. After that, it's elevators.
    I try to walk as much as possible in the campus. I live in TX, so it is difficult to walk everywhere.
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    Jan 17, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    i bought a 46" bravia , with a 5.1. home cinema whatever it's called.
    subscribed to HD tv services .

    and... never watch it.
    basically bought it for mama with whom i live.

    i own a blackberry but use it for work ( calls, calendar, addresses )
    i rarely text , and again usually for work.
    some occasional web surfing if bored in a restaurant for ex.

    i bought a new comp , basically for gaming.
    currently playing Mass Effect 2 . but only 1 hour/day.

    i check forums randomly ( like now ) .
    and random porn fills in some time too. ( of course i'm the only one doing that here ).

    BUT my next purchase is going to be very high tech: an electronic bidet,
    taking a dump will become a highlight !
    hydraulic height control, water temp.controls, pressure, air drying, massage!!! , heated seat .
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    Jan 17, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    It's not an addiction. It's a career. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 17, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    xassantex said

    BUT my next purchase is going to be very high tech: an electronic bidet,
    taking a dump will become a highlight !
    hydraulic height control, water temp.controls, pressure, air drying, massage!!! , heated seat .


    Will it have a built-in speaker and a connection for your MP3 player? A web cam? icon_eek.gif

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    Jan 17, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
    Hell, I don't limit technology, I MAXIMIZE it. I'm 62 years old, guys, and this is so much damn better than what I knew as a kid, in the "Dark Ages."

    When people sometimes play one of those parlor games, and one of the questions that goes around is: "What would you most miss if you died in your sleep tonight?" my answer is twofold -- the next morning's headlines, and what new inventions & advancements I missed ever seeing.

    As for addiction, I'm addicted to nothing. No more than I'm addicted to my footwear, which my primitive ancestors didn't have. What I use is what is useful to me, in ways that are useful to me. And to be more useful to me, I make sure I and my partner always have the best that suits our needs best.

    I don't have an iPad, because I haven't seen any need that it solves for me. My other computers and iPhone meet my current needs. But if I thought I actually required one, I'd get it in a flash. But not because touchpads are today's hot tech item to have, like having a clothing fashion item. I'm too practical to think that way.

    I recently got us the latest 3-D HDTV with interactive 3-D glasses, with a 3-D Blu-ray player, external speaker system, and HD satellite service. And my partner (in his 70s) and I love it! We lie there in bed watching 3-D and just giggle, oooh and ahhh like little kids at the wonderful images and fantastic sound. Or watch Hi-Def TV shows all the time.

    Because it entertains us, and pleases us. We grew up with tiny B&W TVs and fuzzy reception from rooftop antennas, tinny sound and limited channels. You imagine we'd turn down this bonanza? We think it's great! And as I said above, only regret I'll be missing what wonders come after me.

    Technology, like eat or drink, is only an addiction when you permit it to be. The focused and strong-willed person maximizes this stuff to his benefit, it does not use or control him.

    I don't have toys, I have tools. Functionality persuades me, though entertainment pleases me. Though strangely enough, I play no video games, have none on my computer or iPhone, own no game devices. Not functional to me, not entertaining to me, no interest. Another reason I decline the charge of technology addiction, and feel I have nothing to limit.
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    Jan 18, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    dont do emails or internet on my phone
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    Jan 18, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saiddont do emails or internet on my phone


    You're a good man. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 18, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    I dropped my Blackberry in the toilet this morning...icon_idea.gif really.
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    Jan 18, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    Being in college there is no way to limit it. All work is done on my laptop and I never watch T.V but am always doing something on my phone.
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    Jan 18, 2011 4:03 AM GMT
    It never got to the point where I had a technology addiction. No blackberry. No texting. No IM or video chat. No ipod. No blogging. Recognizing sites like these as pleasant diversions but not letting them overtake my life. Cell phone for outgoing calls only and it's always off unless I know I'm on call as an emergency contact; otherwise, anyone who's important knows where to reach me so I don't need one and don't give the number out. I stay offline for a few days at least once a month.
  • kolkii

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    Jan 18, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    Im in the suburbs of NY now (Westchester Co)..

    in NYC, I (and most of my neighboring pals) hardly EVER watched TV...

    we'd always prefer grabbing a drink, dinner, or brunch, walk the park, see a comedian in town, etc blahblahblah...

    why sit at home when LIVE entertainment was literally doorsteps from my apartment..

    ...now that im in suburbia, i Tivo like everyone else since commuting to the city to meet up with pals on the weekdays is too much energy lol...bravo here i come...mehhh i miss the city ha
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    Jan 18, 2011 4:07 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saiddont do emails or internet on my phone


    I wish I could do that, but my job keeps me tethered to my desk via my Blackberry. icon_cry.gif
  • gallus81

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    Jan 18, 2011 4:17 AM GMT
    I haven't. I've embraced it more than ever ... though spending time with my dog is low-fi, so that's a start I guess.