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#688594 - 02/16/07 06:01 PM A New Leash on Life?
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I read an article this morning about a local University class that attempted a "media deprivation" experiment. Most students didn't last 4 days without cheating.

Could you?
Which of these could you live without?
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#688632 - 02/16/07 06:35 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? Becka Marr
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I need my TV and a radio... other than that I can go a week if I had to... (although I might go through BOL withdrawls...)
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#688635 - 02/16/07 06:39 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? Clown Boy
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I know I am one of MANY, but I can't go anywhere without my cell phone. I know I know, I am a cell phone addict. If it gets left somewhere then I tend to freak out.
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#688710 - 02/16/07 07:33 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? Master_shakE
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I HAVE to have the radio!! And the Internet.
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#688731 - 02/16/07 07:45 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? cheekEE
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I could live without my MP3 player, but only by having a CD player for airplane travel (does that count?). I think I could live without my guitar... for about 2 seconds!
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#688788 - 02/16/07 08:27 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? GuitarDude
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I guess I'm the only one who needs all?
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#688803 - 02/16/07 08:34 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? homestar
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I could leave TV behind for a week or so, but I would have to have it back.
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#688859 - 02/16/07 09:02 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? cheekEE
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I could leave TV and radio behind since I can get most of those fixes from the internet.
But I NEED my internet. I'm also attached to my cell phone. It is never off. It's not like I get a bunch of calls though. It's more like "just in case someone needs to get a hold of me"

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#688883 - 02/16/07 09:16 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? gone
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Sorry...I didn't realize the poll would turn off I'm not very familiar with using that feature.

It's only been within the last year or so that I started using an MP3 (Christmas gift from a friend) and cell phone. I use Internet and e-mail services more for work than at home (still have dial-up ).

I would find it difficult to live without Radio or TV.
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#688889 - 02/16/07 09:21 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? Becka Marr
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I forgot my cell phone yesterday and managed to live without it, but that was just one day Internet connection at home has been down for 24 hours and that really, really bothers me!! That really feels like my connection with family etc. I guess I could live without TV but I would miss a radio, don't own an MP3 so I need a radio!!!
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#688924 - 02/16/07 09:54 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? corkygirl
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I have not had a cell phone is over six months...realize I really do not need it most of the time.

When I changed positions, I lost my free cell phone...there was not a feeling that i would get many emergency compliance issues that they needed to reach me at all hours.

I have never paid for a cell phone before, work has always paid for mine, and now I refuse to pay for my own...it is actually kinda nice people not having total access to you.
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#688935 - 02/16/07 10:05 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? homestar
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Originally Posted By: Homestar
I guess I'm the only one who needs all?


You're such a geek

I am curious, though, why you feel the need? (not meaning to attack you--just an honest question)
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#688967 - 02/16/07 10:29 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? Becka Marr
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Here's some irony, I'm an IT person by profession and I could easily live without all of them. Of course there is the matter that I don't even have/use most of those things...

Cell phone: never have, hope not to have.
Internet: Handy, but my computer at home is used mostly for offline gaming.
E-Mail: valuable, but not necessary.
i/pod: don't have one.
TV: have one, but it only plays what's on the VCR/DVD.
Radio: don't listen to it personally.

Now take away my computer and Nintendo 64 and I might have a problem.
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#688979 - 02/16/07 11:01 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? Becka Marr
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Originally Posted By: Becka Marr
I am curious, though, why you feel the need? (not meaning to attack you--just an honest question)

Well, I guess it depends on what I mean by need. I suppose I don't really need any of these to live. I do, however, use all of these every day.

I suppose if I was forced to give any up, I'd give up my cell phone and the TV -- assuming I could still go the movie theater!
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#688983 - 02/16/07 11:06 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? homestar
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I need all of it.

This is America, where we get what we want, when we want it and a lot of it.

God Bless this wonderful country.
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#688989 - 02/16/07 11:11 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? homestar
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I remember reading an interesting article last month in USA Today about 'tech-nos'--people who reject all of the gadgets most people are so attached to these days (cellphones, blackberries, iPods, e-mail, etc.) They profiled several individuals, and it was nice to see how they all were able to be successful without being dependent on technology.

I'd share a link, but you have to pay a fee to read USA Today online
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#689034 - 02/17/07 12:57 AM Re: A New Leash on Life? Becka Marr
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Becka, I don't doubt that I could be successful without the technology, but I *like* the new fangled technology. If the tech-nos want to reject the gadgets, then more power to 'em, so long as they don't look down on us tech-yeses because we don't feel the same way they do.

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#689037 - 02/17/07 02:05 AM Re: A New Leash on Life? homestar
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Not at all, Homestar. I don't recall anyone interviewed for the article making any negative judgment against people who like gadgets. I like gadgets, too. I just don't feel a great need for them. Besides, I don't understand and can't afford most of them.

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#689044 - 02/17/07 02:22 PM Re: A New Leash on Life? Becka Marr
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I'd want my TV and could let go of the others. I like to watch or listen to softball, baseball, and basketball. Not too much on TV nowadays anyhow.

I read alot- now take away books and you have a major war on with me.

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