Weekend Open Forum: What if the Internet didn't exist?

By Julio Franco · 79 replies
Aug 6, 2011
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  1. Lower electric bill!
  2. Even though I love the internet, I feel like it has turned everyone into a keyboard-warrior/coward. People no longer have to think before they speak because they can hide behind their computer screen.

    It has also lead to music becoming a steaming pile of horse ****, every "rapper" and "band" can just make a Myspace page and bam, they think they are somehow good. Pre-2000 if you wanted to get into the music industry you actually had to work your *** off to get it, filtering out the people who couldn't be arsed to actually work hard because all they wanted was to get some attention/fame.

    The internet is the greatest communication tool we have, but unfortunately, it also brings out the worst in people.

    Without the internet, my life would not be impacted all that badly. Sure, I enjoy it, but I'm not losing sleep if it's gone. I'm just the type of person that likes to make the most of life, regardless of what the conditions are.
  3. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 236   +50

    There would be a lot less fat people..
  4. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    Would you rather have McCain become president only to die and leave us in the hands of Sarah Palin?
    i'm sorry, but there is no way in hell i would ever give Palin even the smallest chance of becoming president.
  5. without internet ? Life would be much more appreciated.. :) dating, watching movies together, seeing each other personally and things don't get too complicated.....
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,548

    Not really. With just TV in its various forms, carbohydrates, and a couch, people did, do, and would surely get as fat , without the internet!

    In my neighborhood, people sit in the same spot for hours, just running their yaps. They're very fat also.
    Although, it would be funny to watch Palin shoot McCain from a helicopter, then skin, gut, and castrate him. I bet she would hang his testicles where you could see them from Russia...:rolleyes:
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    That rules out Andy Reid

    /standing motionless and catatonic =/= sitting
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,548

    You know what, a quarter mile walk, (or run), burns about 25 calories. So, Reid would have to walk about halfway to the moon, before he would fit in size 50 pants.

    Gosh, it makes a person wish he'd actually try that, taking along McNabb as his personal trainer. You know, just for, "old times sake".
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    What, and deprive Vikings fans of seeing Donovan throwing the ball into the back of Adrian Peterson's helmet twice a game?
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,548

    That was inconsiderate of me! I'm glad you pointed that out. :) I know red will get a kick out of that! :rolleyes:
  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    The Red Zone coverage from Vikings games this year could pass for America's Funniest Home Video's. Hopefully Donovan doesn't force networks to classify the coverage as "Rated M - Contains scenes of cookie tossing"
  12. Without the web, I would have probably ended up in the local looney asylum some years ago! :D

    TV (the old "spare" time filler), even with freeview, is becoming increasingly worse for me in filling those "spare" moments of the day. Yet on the web, I can glance at the news headlines; have a giant encyclopedia at my fingertips (albeit knowledge gained has to be verified by numerous sources, as anyone can publish a web page); play against people around the globe in almost any game imaginable; amongst other things.

    As has already been mentioned, the web can and is a lifeline for many people around the world who have physical or mental health issues that make it difficult for them to step outside their own door. Outside of my job, I dare say I include myself as being in this situation.

    The biggest danger though is that it can take over all our "spare" time, reducing real life interactions with our family and friends, not to mention increasing the likelihood of health issues such as DVT from not doing enough exercise.

    Like many things, it is all about moderation... Shame I still need to re-learn that balance!
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,548

    Or, the network might have to go with cable only broadcast, if the profanity from the Vikings box seat season ticket holders gets too bad.

    I don't think Donovan feels pressure in the same way he once did. Well yes, this is obviously because he avoids winning games that would put him in a position of playing under pressure next game.

    Nah, he's as loose a a goose now. You'd probably have to center the ball from the back of a garbage truck, after forcing him to drink a gallon of seawater, to get so much as a belch out of him.
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    So, he's good to go......unless the Vikings get a sniff of the play-offs.

    Possibly not the most reassuring of thoughts for season ticket holders
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,548

    We should PM red, and ask him how much he's looking forward to this season.
  16. If internet never exist science would had about the 20% of its today strength.
  17. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    I would have been a musical Genius!
  18. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    Also alot less World of Warcraft would have been played! actually it would have never existed...
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,673   +413

    The Post Office probably wouldn't be so much in debt
  20. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 460

    How come?
  21. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

  22. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    I might have done something with myself by now. Then again, I might have killed myself by now. Who can say which? Regardless, I'd be somewhere other than where I am now.
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,548

    Burty, I hate to break this to you, but World of Warcraft doesn't actually exist anyway.

    Well, thank goodness the internet has helped to improve English language skills as well. Your post is a prime example.

    But just think how many less people there would have been to not care either....:rolleyes:
  24. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Mark Zuckerberg's wallet wouldn't need a wheelchair.

    .........and i could get away with saying "Mark Zuckerberg's wallet" without wetting myself out of jealousy.
  25. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Prose Bowl

    I think best expressed in prose....

    A man named Favre, and they called him Brett. many penalties last year did he incur, because the line was never set.
    This year to replace him, a slinger named McNabb. For sixteen weeks with his new home found.....a new record perhaps....for balls gone underground.
    I shall however endure, to my Vikings I am loyal....
    But I would rather do something more fun...like shaving my head with a cheese grater.....and chewing on tin foil.

    .....Try the veal and so fourth

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