Addicted to the internet...

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    Oct 24, 2007 7:32 PM GMT
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  • Salubrious

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    Oct 24, 2007 7:58 PM GMT
    I agree with Dilbert.
  • maximumrisk

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    Oct 24, 2007 8:42 PM GMT
    *rofl* that one was good. I think the question has to be, if someone uses the net to stay in contact with friends or really has his whole life online. I sure survive a long time without my DSL, but every once in a while I just need to look for my mails. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Alan95823

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    Oct 25, 2007 1:42 PM GMT
    Hmm, let's see...

    Most of my friends are too busy to see often, so we keep in touch via email.

    My work involves software testing for a web application, so while I do have meetings and teleconferences, most of my work is on the computer.

    I'm in a bachelor's program through National University, and it's all online.

    When I've finished my homework for the day, usually around 9pm, I play a video game or two - online.

    I'm not addicted to the Internet, I just live there.
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    Oct 25, 2007 1:47 PM GMT
    I am somewhat saddened when someone returns a voicemail with an email. JUST PICK UP THE PHONE AND DIAL!!!!
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    Oct 25, 2007 1:55 PM GMT
    I read an article recently about some companies that have started an "Email Free Friday" policy - everyone puts their "out of office" on with a note to call instead. I think this is a great idea!

    Personally, I know I spend way too much time on the internet. Whether it's reading the news, messaging friends on myspace, or looking for love in all the wrong places (LOL!), I'm online way too much.

    Plus, the type of work I do involves a lot of communication with people worldwide, so email has become the best route.

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    Oct 25, 2007 3:18 PM GMT
    Were not really addicted to the internet so much as were addicted to instant communication with more than one person at a time.

    We always want more. More than just talking, we want media available to use in conversation, photo's, music, video, and the ability to share with with many people at one time.
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    Oct 26, 2007 11:28 AM GMT
    I remember when email first came out. I hated the name. Back then everything was being prefixed with "e."

    What I remember more was being able to do a search online. PCs didnt have graphic user interfaces, so I was able to see that it was searching a computer in Finland. Boy, that created quite a stir.

    IM took me a loooong time to accept. Now I love it.

    I prefer online communication because it gives me a chance to think about my response before I respond.

    I do leave my personal computer (as opposed to business computer) on all day.

    Of course, it has been a god-sent since I have been practically house-bound during my cancer treatment.
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    Oct 26, 2007 11:55 AM GMT
    I am hardwired to the net 24/365.

    icon_twisted.gifSometimes I feel like I have become the Borg.

    R
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    Oct 26, 2007 12:38 PM GMT
    Total addict here. I've been online since 1993 (starting with BBSs and Prodigy.) Five years ago, I had the local fiber optic business network bury two miles of fiber optic cable out to the house because I was sick of dialup, and satellite Internet service sucks. Last year, the phone company called to tell me they're offering DSL in my area. I laughed at them. Heck, my upload speed is faster than DSL's download speed!

    http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

    Download Speed: 12413 kbps (1551.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 2188 kbps (273.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
  • Salubrious

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    Oct 26, 2007 1:47 PM GMT
    Psh, I've got 33586 kbps download and 6116 kbps upload. Which of course means my life is validated in some measure.
  • Laurence

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    Oct 26, 2007 4:34 PM GMT
    Salub

    I have no idea what you are talking about.

    I am such a luddite.

    Lozx
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    Oct 26, 2007 7:10 PM GMT
    Lozx, it means Salubrious has a more hugely well-endowed Internet connection than I do, and mine is pretty damn big, especially considering I'm 5 miles outside a town of 10,000 people in rural Iowa.
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    Oct 26, 2007 7:41 PM GMT
    At times, I have considered putting some sort of tamper-proof timer switch on the DSL (previously satellite) line. I am on-line, or at least at the computer far more than is healthy.

    However, since I work from my own place out in the boonies, I can stand up and in ten seconds be in the greenhouse or out on the farm or in the woods. It sure beats a cubicle maze. All the tools aren't quite there yet, but the internet lets me work in organizations that are hundreds or thousands of miles away. Sometimes I'm more in touch with people in Madrid or Houston than I used to be with people in the next room in an office building.

    Once, I had some business with a publisher in Manhattan. I'd go out of my way to make contact before breakfast, because of the three-time zone difference. After a week, I finally found out that the editor who I was working with was actually sitting in a cabin, not ten miles from me! We logged off and met for lunch.

    In fact... that sounds like a good idea right now.
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    Oct 27, 2007 9:15 AM GMT
    ITJockSometimes I feel like I have become the Borg.


    Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

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    Nov 04, 2007 7:26 PM GMT
    Just unplug the damn thing.. But I can't.. Why?