Monday, July 19, 2010

Life without My Computer?

We came very close to being computerless today. My laptop is being repaired and my son’s crashed over the weekend (he is looking for a good deal so he can replace it in time for fall semester), leaving us with an old desktop. This morning, while dusting that old, tired computer, the screen suddenly went blank. After playing around with the cords it came back on, but I’ll admit I was really nervous. Besides the fact that I have a project due on Wednesday and needed to post this blog today, I had e-mails to return. My son has been searching on-line for his replacement laptop. I need a computer.

That got me thinking: what would I do if I did not have access to Internet, e-mail, or even MS Word? What if I had no control over when this computer-free season would end? What would I do? It would impact my career, my contact with friends . . . so many things. If not for that, maybe it would be such a bad thing. It would force me to . . .
Write with pen and paper (maybe my handwriting would improve)
Call friends on the phone
Spend more time with my family
Spend more time with God
Read more
Get more done around the house

What would you do without your computer? How would it complicate your life? How might it impact you in a good way? How do thoughts of what you would do without Internet access and social networking prompt you to consider new ways to spend your time and interact with friends?

4 comments:

Elaine said...

I think it would be very hard for me. I wouldn't be able to e-mail anyone or continue writing any of my books. (I don't have hard copies.) It would be very exasperating, but then, it could be a blessing in disguise. ;)

Leila C. said...

Hey! Just wanted to tell you that people ARE reading your blog, and that I really appreciate your posting. I am a teenager who has struggled to find God among an atheist family, and your blog has helped me immensely. Thank you so much! You are appreciated!

Jeanette Hanscome said...

Lelia,

I'm so glad that you found our blog! I pray that God will continue to lead you to His truth, and to places where you can be guided by His people.

Blessings,
Jeanette

Anonymous said...

Computers are just like TV they can be used for good or for bad. They can help you use your time better or they can waste your time. It is all in the decisions you make. I am 50 years old and I remember all the old ways of doing all this work. Computers can be great time savers. Just be sure you are using yours to save time not waste time. Sometimes if your really tired and you just want to do something fun. That's OK, too. I may be an old fogy but some new fangled gadgets are great! Donna