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One week without a computer October 18, 2011

Posted by mareserinitatis in computers, Uncategorized.

Recently, a friend told me that he became so addicted to the computer game Civilization that the only way he was able to stop playing was to break the disk.

“Whoa,” I thought. “That’s pretty extreme.”

On the other hand, I think I might have just gone through something similar, though breaking the hard disk on my computer was certainly not intentional.

I spent a week without my computer, and I found that I didn’t miss it as much as I thought I would.  Granted, I have access to a computer at work and also have an iPhone.  However, I don’t like ‘web surfing’ with my iPhone all that much, and I try to get work done when I’m at work.  (Although when I’m there in the evenings, I leave Twitter open.)  After I got my computer back, I went on a camping trip.  The computer needing some work done, and camping is no place for a computer anyway.  (Although the iPhone was awesome for sending smug messages to friends, letting them we were enjoying smores and beautiful stars…while they were not.)

After that week, I concluded that I spend way too much time on the computer doing useless things.  Not a surprise.  I am also trying not to fall back into bad habits now that I have my computer up and running again.

I hope that blogging isn’t a bad habit, though.  That one is hard to give up.



1. Strigiformes - October 23, 2011

I’ve had similar experiences with the internet. i lost my internet connection at home for a long time at the beginning of this year and I found ways to entertain myself without it (in the form of DVDs and books). Didn’t make me more productive at home but I found that I could still survive with out having facebook or email open all the time.


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