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If There Were No Internet and Social Media, What would You Be Doing Now?

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I want to say porn, but of course this is a double-edged premise. Hmmm.

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Revolution, surely. The internet and social media have made the masses complacent.

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12 hours ago, James Arryn said:

I want to say porn, but of course this is a double-edged premise. Hmmm.

Nah I bet rental stores would still be around.

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Reading books and wondering about how to talk to people who read and enjoy the same books I do. 

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14 minutes ago, maarsen said:

Reading books and wondering about how to talk to people who read and enjoy the same books I do. 

Not a reading group kinda fella?

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21 hours ago, James Arryn said:

Not a reading group kinda fella?

I was going to give a flippant answer but then I thought a bit more about why I really haven't  joined a reading group. My reading is somewhat eclectic, ranging from the SF and fantasy usually discussed here, to non fiction about history, math, sciences and biographies. Even so most people don't share my particular taste in writers. Talking about Zelazny or Delaney on this board even draws almost no response. 

And then there is shift work which I have done most of my working life. That really fucks up getting together regularly with a group. 

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Watching television (and there would be much better programs with less competition from other types of idiot box) or reading books. But I would be more limited in my choice as I would not have a kindle.

 

 

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Hmmm, what was I doing before the internet? Watching TV or reading a book. Damn, I gotta get back to reading more books.

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Geez, I've been derping around on the internet for most my life. Without it, I'd probably watch TV more. I'd probably read more books about topics/stories of interest. I'd go back to using phone books... Rent movies. Buy music. Hm.

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I remember the thrill of buying CDs. Maybe I'd do that again.

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Reading, drawing, and writing. Mad science experiments. 

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I would rate the internet as a whole as slightly evil and social media as solidly evil.  Good riddance.  

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Without Internet, I wouldn't be working from home and wouldn't even have my current career. So I'd be working in an office somewhere (or not working).

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Probably waiting for my mail-order packages to show up from the Amazon, creating a bunch of fake name accounts for Columbia House and BMG to score a bunch of CDs for free (well a penny for one of them, think it was CH), and spamming the local newspaper with a bunch of shittily written op-eds.  Oh and maybe using one of those video dating services.

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