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If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

I don't know what made me think about this, but what would you be doing if there were no computers? No INTERNET? I think I would be spending more time at the library, with the books or listening to music... it's hard to think about all this.
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Re: If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

I must say, that if the internet/computers hadn't been invented, your time at the library would be quite odd.

First of all, since so many books are now computer-printed and so forth, i.e., the machinery is managed with software, you'd have quite a time making books. Also, the spread of ideas would be slower, so literature would be different.

I'd spend more time with my family. I'd spend more time doing stuff outside. I'd have a social life *GRIN*.

Keep in mind also, you'd eliminate huge aspects of FIRST if there was no Internet and/or computers
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Re: If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

I would listen to music and watch TV
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Re: If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

If there was no internet then somebody in FIRST would probably invent it. But til then I'd be playing with my PS2 and watch way too much TV.
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Re: If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

Actually if not for the internet/computer FIRST would not exist. No microproccesors for the robot controller, no easy way to get the rules out, printing over 1000 rulebooks.
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Re: If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

Actually getting my programing work done!

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Re: If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

After reading most of your posts, I've realized you probably wouldn't be doing ANY of that hehe.

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I'd be playing with my PS2 and watch way too much TV.
That deffinately wouldn't be happening....

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What need? There's no computers

I personally don't think we'd know what to do with ourselves. We'd be listening to records, sitting outside and doing nothing with technology...Oohh the nightmares are starting now
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Re: If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

Hmm, I'd probably do a lot of car models... or something =/
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Re: If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

I'd have a lot less "useless" knowledge that i gained over the summer...such as teaching myself HTML and stuff, even thought that wouldn't be needed without the internet/Pcs.
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Re: If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

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After reading most of your posts, I've realized you probably wouldn't be doing ANY of that hehe.


That deffinately wouldn't be happening....


What need? There's no computers

I personally don't think we'd know what to do with ourselves. We'd be listening to records, sitting outside and doing nothing with technology...Oohh the nightmares are starting now
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Re: If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

I'd be reading books- lots of books..... You know- those bound paper things...

Before the internet (yeah I'm old) I would read about 3 books a week on science and my favorite topics in biology.

But now it is so easy to connect with others. But unfortunately the internet is largely superficial in the depth of the information it offers. More people seem to be concerned about the most trivial things and selling product seems to be the driving force.

The potential for greatness in the internet is there but it doesn't seem to be working up to what it could be. Maybe in the future?

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Re: If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

I'd probably end up drafting all my designs instead of CADing them, which is cool, but you can't stress test paper designs. As well as reading books a whole lot more, probably playing more Golf and Ultimate, seeing more movies, and probably trying to convince someone to invest money in the concept of computers.

What would the alternative to CD be then?
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I'd probably end up drafting all my designs instead of CADing them, which is cool, but you can't stress test paper designs.
Yeah, I wouldn't even be a drafter if there was no computers or CAD. I can draw if I had to, and I do once in a while for enjoyment, but I don't think I could make a living on it (re: forced to do it for someone else). Also, I totally suck at lettering and have bad handwriting.
(Side note: Do they even teach cursive handwriting at school anymore?)
Wow.. that made me sound old asking a question like that.

If I had to choose, I would probably be a carpenter/builder.
I love to work with my hands, but the whole allergy thing comes into play then as well. I always tell people, that if I didn't have severe seasonal (year round) allergies, I would of probably gotten into carpentry. I love the idea of creating something that hasn't been there before, hence the CAD choice for my career.

As for free time *if I had any then* it would probably be spent reading or working on cars as well. Painting, or welding, metalwork.. All kinds of cool non-computer related stuff.

It's nice to know about computers and electronics, but don't make it take up your whole life (unless that is your career, and you want to be buried in your work). Get some other hobbies, and interests.

edit: oh, and for all you computer geeks out there, I do think google would still be around, but it would look more like this:

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Re: If the computer and internet was not invented, what would you be doing right now?

I would probably be more healthy.

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