Tuesday, March 26, 2013

You can't get on your internet server....

........what would you miss the most?

Blogs?   Email?  Googling?

??

Z

24 comments:

JonBerg said...

All of the above!

Average American said...

MAFIA WARS! Hands down, the biggest waste of my time ever. I've spend thousands of hours on that thing. Can you say addicted?

Always On Watch said...

I'd miss email first because I transact business that way.

I'd also miss paying certain bills via the web.

I've not gone with paperless bills precisely because I've lost Internet service for two weeks at a time.

Joe said...

WOW! Tough choice! I communicate to my friends with email, google for information and blog for fun.

I would probably miss email the most, but I would fight to keep the others, too.

Ducky's here said...

Podcasts

Z said...

OFF TOPIC: Since yesterday, I've been seeing headlines about how much our ex presidents cost Americans...the only picture each venue's shown is one of George Bush! As if Clinton doesn't cost us.
Then in one of the articles it says Geo. Bush is the guy who the most money's been spent on but, at the end of the long article, says WHY, which makes perfect sense.

My gosh, the media will NEVER let up on him. you just have to smile.....

Z said...

Re my post: I didn't realize how I depend on Googling things...
And I was kind of surprised at how curious I am, frankly! I'd see something on TV and think that I wanted to know more on that person or that thing and that I'd Google, then remember I couldn't! VERY frustrating.
I'd have a post in mind and want to Google.
There were SO MANY times in only a day or so that I'd have Googled something to learn more...

Sam Huntington said...

More off topic: you can bet your last dollar that Obama will double the amount of money spent by Bush ... and that the press will lap it up.

Z said...

Sam, excellent point. They'll be saying how he deserves it.
And, by the way, the whole amount we spent last year, something like $3.7 million, on past presidents isn't that much more than what Biden and his staff spent on ONE NIGHT in a Paris hotel.

By the way, there's a very large, beautiful embassy in Paris which WE PAY FOR and which probably has far better security than the George V, or whatever other hotel Biden stayed in. He could have stayed at the Embassy and had some of his staff stay in sensibly priced hotels.

I'm absolutely not for our dignitaries spending time in cheap hotels and traveling on commercial airlines when they need the comfort of Air Force One (they work hard and travel a LOT) but ... there are ways to cut prices.

FreeThinke said...

The Cyber World may
Be as great as they say,
But it wouldn't be missed
If it didn't exist.


}:-)>

Doesn't anyone remember that there really was life before the advent of the Computer Age?

If you really want to know, I'd miss YouTube most, because it gives access to an enormous amount of classical music, jazz and theater music in recorded performances both vintage and current by many of the greatest artists the world has ever known.

If the politicians succeed in taxing or otherwise gaining control of the internet, I plan on pulling the plug, throwing away my equipment after physically destroying my hard drives. I'll then return to yellow pads, old-fashioned typewriting, and my huge collection of vinyl discs.

sue hanes said...


Z - At this point I would miss the news and checking blogs.

Rita said...

Since my family has its own Facebook group, that has replaced out MyFamily website for easy communication. It allows us to post pictures, update personal information we don't want everyone knowing or seeing.

That private fb group was been invaluable the last couple weeks as we've maneuvered through some difficult family issues.

And thanks for your prayers Z. It was certainly nice of Ed to email you. He knew a great deal of the family situations since he's fb friends with me and my brother Mark.

Bob said...

The Internet has become the major vehicle of information, entertainment, and financial management in our household. We do all our banking, most of our bill-paying and investment management online.

My wife and I are both retired, and right now we are sitting at opposite ends of our den, each with our 15 inch screen Dell laptops doing whatever it is that we do. I am sure she is either Facebook-ing, or shopping for stuff for our two grandchildren.

I am usually reading news sites, blogs, or answering emails. Occasionally, I will be involved with an online Google+ video chat with friends in other states.

We agree that our backup to the Internet is our smart phones, or our Kindles on which we have scads of books to read.

With spring arriving, we will soon be working in the yard, on the house, or just playing with the grandkids.

Z said...

Free Thinker,you're so wrong. It wouldn't be missed? Read the comments.
No, I'm afraid it would be missed.

We'd adjust, of that I am sure, but it would be SORELY missed...

Bob, my husband and I used to sit practically back to back here in our office, him doing his work, me doing blogging or emailing friends, and suddenly we'd send each other something we read or saw on line! Though we were literally 10' from each other.! I hear that a lot of couples do that...cracks me up!

I find a richness to life when my computer's down even as I miss so much about it...I have read 2 books in the last few days and did other things I'd not have done had I been sitting here doing all I do on this keyboard.
I would miss it terribly...but life isn't all about the computer.

weird.

conservativesonfire said...

Information! Google or whatever other search engine gives me access to any subject that strikes my fancy. I love it!

Pris said...

I would miss all three. However I think I'd miss emails the most!

I'd miss emails because I look forward to hearing from close friends, and family.

On the other hand, I do search for info too, and enjoy coming to GEEEZ!

However Z, you're right. Life is about much more than the internet!

Constitutional Insurgent said...

Google, bill paying, Amazon, and getting news that you won't find on the corporate media outlets.

FrogBurger said...

I would miss skyping my family but i guess the phone will do. And video streaming. But even that i could go back to renting dvds. So i would not miss much. I am actually certain i would spend less time on the computer and it would be delightful.

Z said...

FrogBurger, you make a good part of your living on the computer, don't you!?!!!


ConsOn Fire...I'm with you. Two days off line showed me how utterly FABULOUS having anything I want to know at the tip of my fingertips is!

Constitutional Insurg. ...good point about getting news, but I fear much on the left and right is quite hyperbolic. For instance, I would NEVER post something from WND. I had a spat here at geeeZ with Farrah about 3 years ago (I won the point and he didn't even concede gracefully) and the information there is so difficult to find back-up on, etc., that I never believe it let alone publish it.
The Left, I fear, is even weirder in sites that give information that's unprovable and ridiculous

Ed Bonderenka said...

I often remote in to the plant to troubleshoot and get production going.
It's saved more than MY job.
This kid couldn't have done what he did without the internet:
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-02/boy-who-played-fusion

Elmers Brother said...

IMDB

Z said...

Elbro; movies?

Ed, there are a ton of things that couldn't be done without the computer, aren't there.

Sadly, a lot of it's negative, but I think the preponderance is good stuff!

beamish said...

Software piracy ;)

FrogBurger said...

Yea i do and i would find something else to do.