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Poll of the night! Technology you can't live without!

April 2nd, 2007, 11:07 PM
Every time I see Hazel trying to download a pic thread, or dog forbid, a podcast :eek:, I'm very glad to have high speed... And I don't think I could go back to dial up either...

So what technologies can't you live without?

(poll coming)

April 2nd, 2007, 11:14 PM
I wrote "high speed" but that would include the computer, I take it??? Otherwise guess it wouldn't do me much good. :rolleyes:

April 2nd, 2007, 11:16 PM
lol I was wondering.:D "How?" :D It was multichoice, so you could have picked both, but ok... yeah... I guess every vote for high speed is a vote for computer but not vice versa.:D

April 2nd, 2007, 11:20 PM
Land line, cell phone, computer, hi-speed and mp3.

Unless I'm on holidays and then I don't want any of them :evil: .

April 2nd, 2007, 11:24 PM

I don't have a cell phone... And I don't plan on getting one. :o I'm the only person in the world, I think- or maybe one of two, without a cell phone. :D I'm not so important that you need to reach me this minute. Leave a message. :D

April 2nd, 2007, 11:28 PM
I have one but if I am self-employed and write it off for business.

April 3rd, 2007, 02:04 AM
Oh there is so much I would not want to live without. I don't have a landline, so I guess my cell phone would be number one for both communication and safety, then of course this lovely mac and highspeed! And then comes the ipod for all the walking and bus riding I do to and from work. Whoa, that makes me sound greedy. At least I don't own a television.

April 3rd, 2007, 04:11 AM
I put high speed internet.i have a cell phone with Mike on it to stay in touch with the family.if it weren't for that i wouldn't have one other than the one work makes us have.

April 3rd, 2007, 05:06 AM
I voted shortwave radio, dialup internet, black and white tv... lol
Living where I do its pretty much all I can get :laughing:
Actually though on a serious note, its my satellite radio, I cant go back to crappy Q92 and EZ Rock on a daily basis.
I can handle dial up for now... ( but even that is wearing thin) I guess its because IMO, dinosaur dialup is better than nothing and I have never had the luxury of highspeed here. lol

April 3rd, 2007, 06:20 AM
I picked cell phone, computer and high speed internet. If the day ever comes that I have to go back to dial-up:eek: :o

Rick C
April 3rd, 2007, 09:10 AM
The only one I ticked off was "land line" and I'm dubious about that even though I live in the country.

I don't get the shakes when I go on holidays and I leave my office high speed internet behind . . . . . and I have dial-up at home that's excessively slow because its rural.

A piece of technology I couldn't live without would be a vehicle. I couldn't imagine hitching up the horses and the buggy for the 35 km commute in the morning.

The common camera is a piece of technology I'd rather keep.

Dishwasher's are your friends, as are the dryer and washer for clothes.

Rick C

April 3rd, 2007, 09:42 AM
Well Rick is right. I do love my washer and dryer. My dishwasher is being very temperamental these days so I "invested" in a drain board to cut down on the use of the dishwasher. And I'm really not missing that thing all that much.

Phones are an absolute must, land and cell, because I'm a mom. But otherwise they don't thrill me.

And my husband's income is very dependent on computer work, and so is my little job so if I had to go back to dial up I would do myself an injury.

But....I'm really a paper and pencil kind of gal. I love to make lists that I can take with me. I'd rather browse a catalogue sitting in comfort on the sofa with a cup of coffee or tea than on this uncomfortable chair at the computer.

So yeah I guess I'm a reluctant technology junkie.:o

April 3rd, 2007, 09:55 AM
hmm. sadly its my cell phone. i like to be in touch with friends and family. i get lost a lot too so its handy to find my way

April 3rd, 2007, 10:57 AM
I have cable internet, so I wouldn't want to go back. :o I spend hours a day on the computer for both work and fun,but I prefer actual catalogues for shopping or browsing. One of the book suppliers I use just went all digital and I don't like it. I prefer being able to flip through the catalogue and prefer to create an order from a catalogue.

I have a cell phone solely for long distance driving. I dislike the things in general so it's rarely ever turned on or used (and when I got lost in the middle of nowhere and needed directions-no signal! :frustrated: ). I actually resent the idea of being always in touch. If I'm out shopping or driving somewhere, that's my time, darn it!!! and I don't need someone calling me.

So even if I put that I love the latest tech, in some ways I'm still a Luddite. :o

April 3rd, 2007, 11:14 AM
I use my computer all the time (how else would the dogs get their Newsletter out? :dog:) and the land line (we don't have cell service here)...and of course, I can't do without my slow dial-up, black-and-white TV and manual can openers... (can openers?! :eek: was that even one of the choices?)

We do dishes by hand, too... he he he

I'd rather have a mule than a car (the mule can mow the grass, too :laughing:).

Gotta agree with Rick C about the camera--don't know what I'd do without my trusty ol' manual Minolta SRT102! (digital cameras? What are those? :p)

But my fav piece of modern technology is indoor plumbing :lovestruck: So glad we upgraded! :laughing:

April 3rd, 2007, 11:23 AM

I don't have a cell phone... And I don't plan on getting one. :o I'm the only person in the world,

Me too ! Acually , I bought one 4 years ago when I moved here, it was cheaper than using the home phone (always long distance , cha ching) but then I moved again and even using the cell phone was long distance so it's in a drawyer dishwasher, and I have a microwave but only because my mom bought me a used one, probably built in 1970...:rolleyes:

Mocha's mum
April 3rd, 2007, 06:49 PM
I love it all. I even have one of those stupid tassimo coffee makers

but only because I won it from Global TV!

April 3rd, 2007, 07:05 PM
:eek: WHAT ?!?!:eek:

no one has a Crackberry?

April 4th, 2007, 09:20 AM
I'm a guy, so I marked down all...I want it all!! I want the latest and greatest, I want the ones with the coolest beeps, I want the prettiest colours...

Then Mrs. Schwinn comes in with, "Do you really need a (insert cool shiny thing here)?" "Need? NEED?? This isn't about NEED!" Then I hang my head, "no"

So while I don't have a lot of technology, I do want the latest and greatest. That being said, depending on your definition of modern...not sure I'd want to live without my bike, but it isn't really modern (though some of the tech in mine is fairly spiffy). I could probably get by without most of it, but I definitely wouldn't want to.

April 4th, 2007, 09:23 AM
I marked down computer & internet. I hate telephones and could care less about the x-box. I don't own an i-pod or an MP3. My cell phone is for emergencies only (for my long commute mostly). I hate the stupid thing really except for the photo of my Grandfather on the home screen.

April 4th, 2007, 12:11 PM
Well I guess I too am a bit of a technology hound lol.

I NEED my washer and dryer and dishwasher for my everyday life, I probably could live without the dishwasher but wouldn't be happy about it. :laughing:

I have a cell phone and use it everyday, I sell Avon and have A LOT of deliveries to make and that cell phone is what keeps me on time and in touch with my customers. Of course it is the latest and greatest one too with the coolest ringer around lol :D

My bf has a Playstation 2, I myself don't play it much....but when his friends are over they either veg out on the tv or play PS2 :rolleyes:

I also have an iPod....I got for Christmas. I don't use it as much as I should right now. But come summer I will wear it around my yard while I am gardening or at the lake while lying on the sand in the sun.
And since I tend to end up in the hospital at least once a year :sad: due to my medical issues, I am going to love having 3000 songs at my disposal and a good book to keep me from going crazy bored in my bed lol.

I love my digicam and my bf has a camcorder....can't do without those otherwise I wouldn't have snaps and video to look back on and remember the good times.
Of course my high speed internet is a must, gotta keep in touch with all of you right??? ;)
And my car.......GOD BLESS the auto industry lol. I LOVE my car.

I adore technology...scares me how fast it is moving...but I love it and want it in my life, as much of it as I can afford lol.

April 4th, 2007, 02:59 PM
I've gone from high speed wireless to dial up (still wireless :laughing: ) and it's painfull, but I would ahve to get a sat-link to get high speed here, dial up is at a max of 26kbps, not even able to get 56k. However my cell phone doesn't get reception, but I couldn't live without it, the closest thing to it at the moment is the new iphone. Except mine has a better DVD player built in, and I have a great speaker for listening to music. So it's my entertainment, mp3/4 player, calander, 2 meg camera and video camera, and it also has all the regular bells and whistles, it's 4 years old now so showing it's age, but I couldn't imagine replacing it.
My Stereo I wouldn't go without, I made sure than came with me when I came to Canada and rewired my house for 220v in the living area so i could listen to my Stereo.
TV's and cable I don't give much towards, I'd love to not use the car (working towards that with speeding tickets in the Porsche) and could walk to the georgian trail to walk the dogs, however there is no-one else around so they would not socialize that way.
I love my new camera but I too have a pentax ME Super SLR in prestine condition waiting for me to get back into taking real pictures. However by then I'l probably see it as an antique.
I HATE electric can openers, I just can't get them to work, I always use the manual one, and why does it need a bag opener on the BACK, who ever uses that handy built in function.
I would say remote control, but only used for it's intended purpose, if you need to press a button more than 20 times you sould put it down. That said, Missy made short work of mine and I don't have $300 to replace it with. :sad: .
I do love technology but we rely on it, sometimes to do bad things (especially in medicine) all in the name of progess apparantly :shrug: .
I'm slowly going back to the old way, and with the amount of powercuts out here I'm soon going to be doing without the electric light :laughing:

jesse's mommy
April 4th, 2007, 03:00 PM
I need it all. I would die if I was left on an island alone. :eek:

April 4th, 2007, 03:06 PM
lol - I didn't even think about putting camera on that list. Camera is just an understood necessity for me. :D

Household appliances, too, for the most part... I hate living without a dishwasher, but I don't think I could manage without a washing machine...:o

April 4th, 2007, 03:20 PM
Well, my dishwasher is currently broken.. and I am feeling "very" hard done by.;)

I voted land line, computer and high speed Internet. Glad to learn I'm not the only person on the planet that doesnt have a cel phone.:D
Had one when I was working.. good precaution for emergencies on the long commute.:highfive:
I still have this phone. It's SO huge and awkward-looking now,and of course had no "features" of any kind.
Have to laugh at how cool and "streamlined" I once though it was. :D
But dont miss a cel phone, and have no real desire to get one.
Like Prin.. I'm in the "leave a message" category.:)

April 4th, 2007, 04:02 PM
Well, my dishwasher is currently broken.. and I am feeling "very" hard done by.;)

I would have answered washer and dryer, dishwasher, Tassimo :), but they weren't on the list :sad: so I went with the cell phone and the high speed internet.

April 4th, 2007, 04:50 PM
I don't really need much. I voted land line, computer and high speed internet. I have a cell phone, but it doesn't get used much, like Prin said, I'm not important enough that people need to call me wherever I am.
Up until 6 months ago we didn't have a dishwasher so I didn't know what I was missing, and now I never do dishes and I love every minute of it (or lack of every minute of it!)