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
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?