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Old 12-03-2008, 02:59 AM   #1
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A Day Without the Internet

Okay people, let's pretend that it's 1995 or something... you know, before the internet came into common usage... and describe your typical day for me. See if you can re-create that typical day in 2008. A day without the internet.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:18 AM   #2
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okay, BACK THEN, I used to walk it a lot, even to and from town, I was with the Skydiving Club. I used to go clubbing too. I watched TV. Read. Erm, no at that time was not using a computer.

so like, happy now Mister?



could I do it today? dunno, once you have a taste, your strength in desiring can vary (person to person).
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:18 AM   #3
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I don't think I can remember back that far. I know I used to write a lot of letters because I had always had pen pals and was so good about sending birthday, get well, etc cards to friends and family. I wrote in a journal too. I was much more active then when my son was 9. He kept me quite busy with his school schedule, and his sports and social life. I also volunteered a lot of my time at the school and in the soccer club, little league etc.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:42 AM   #4
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Wow that's going so far back lol. Helps that I got my license that year so could make do without having internet

Typical day for me was school during the week then hanging out at a friend's house on the weekend. Also watching X-Files every Friday night and reading during my other free time.
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I would get up at 6 am for school. This time 13 years ago, I was a freshman in high school. Be there from 7:10 to 2:10, then have track practice till 4:30, shower, dinner, homework, tv, sleep, and do it all over again tomorrow. Glad those days are over.
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I watched a lot of TV back then. Nowadays, I hardly ever watch TV, except for the morning weather and news.
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Hmm, well I was in fifth grade, so I spent most of my free time playing with my friends or taking dance lessons. Ahh, innocence. I would give up internet for that lifestyle again.
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Um.... I had a little baby to take care of and work. That's all I can remember
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When is it going to be "A Day Without Zoots"?
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Go to school (I was in high school in '95), hang out with friends, read and maybe watch a little bit of TV. I would most likely have music practice, production rehearsals, or any number of things to do after school was out for the day. I was pretty busy.
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I think the question would be "what would Zoots be doing at 2:59am" if there was no internet?
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I watched a lot of TV back then. Nowadays, I hardly ever watch TV, except for the morning weather and news.
Same here! I used to watch a lot more TV but nowadays it's either CNN or TBS reruns, for the most part.

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I think the question would be "what would Zoots be doing at 2:59am" if there was no internet?
I have weird timings now at work... I'm working late in the evening so I'm still wide awake at 3 am and only go to bed around 4 or even 5.
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I was in college so...
wake up
ride bike to class
go the the library or chill in the student union with friends
work at a restaurant or dinner with friends or roommates
read or watch tv
party/bar/club until 1 or 2 am.

I suppose one of these days I could ride my bike to work but the rest of the day is taken up totally differently.

But I think the point you're making is, can we go a day w/o the internet? For all the 'useless' chatter and games and whatnot, sure. I use the internet at work though so...

Interesting thought though.
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But I think the point you're making is, can we go a day w/o the internet?


Thanks for sharing all your memories of 1995, guys but... the point is could you do this now? I'm not trying to make Interference a ghost town for one day but this should be an interesting exercise to carry out, eh? No internet whatsoever for 24 hrs. Are you up to it?
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Thanks for sharing all your memories of 1995, guys but... the point is could you do this now? I'm not trying to make Interference a ghost town for one day but this should be an interesting exercise to carry out, eh? No internet whatsoever for 24 hrs. Are you up to it?
But then, how would some of us increase our post count? That's really, really important, you know. One day could mean hundreds of lost posts.
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