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What Has Been The Longest ...

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Rippon, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member
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    time period that you have been away from the internet -- because your computer was broken, no time, or a desire to wean yourself off of the thing? There might some other reasons.
     
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    Forty plus years.

    Oh, you mean since we all had access ;)

    Hmm, sadly, since broadband it has not been very long. I'd have to think about it.
     
  3. Ruiz

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    I was without a computer for about 3 months, mostly due to my choice. After I graduate with my MBA, I will probably take a sabbatical from the internet again. Yet, right now, I am required to be on the computer for a number of reasons.
     
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    I would say about three months from January through March of this year. After the bypass operation, I really had very little desire to do anything.
     
  5. Scarlett O.

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    As Roger said, you do mean after getting the internet, right? :thumbs:

    That would have to be 40 days.

    In 2001, for 40 days before my 40th birthday, I fasted (for lack of a better word) from the computer, the TV, radio, secular books, the newspaper, and my favorite magazines. I increased my Bible reading and prayer for those 40 days.

    I heard from God more clearly than I ever have in my life.
     
  6. JohnDeereFan

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    Unfortunately, I have a lot of obligations (school, work, preaching and teaching) that require the use of a computer.

    When I was in radio, it was even worse because I was constantly having to do research and put my show together.

    But apart from those things, I'm pretty much not on it at all.
     
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    I got my first computer late in 1999, and in 2008 my computer was fried during a storm. I was without one for 5-6 months and went stir crazy. I was suffering withdrawals. :laugh:
     
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    Most of the work I've done for pay required/requires working at a computer. I went two seperate weeks on two seperate vacations, and both times, part of that meant the joy of not having to look or think about the computer.

    I do enjoy it, but breaks used to be good. Now the problem is opposite-my medical issues are affecting my eyes and I haven't been able to use the computer like I need to for work...and play time is very short bursts before I have to stop.
     
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    about 6 months, I gave mine to a worthy cause...my mother.

    It drove me nuts.....I am addicted.
     
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