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computer & internet

Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:56 am

How many of you can live without having computer,Internet and cell phone?Don't you think because of all of those things now you are losting many things like exploring outside world?

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Re: computer & internet

Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:27 am

I'm a great fan of Thoreau, but why are you not outside, but in the Internet and register here only for the reason to ask this question? Image
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Re: computer & internet

Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:09 pm

arraminax wrote:How many of you can live without having computer,Internet and cell phone?Don't you think because of all of those things now you are losting many things like exploring outside world?

Very interesting question!

I enjoy watching a great movie (on my computer), with good subtitles (downloaded from opensubtitles.org). I must admit that my cell phone (an ancient nokia 6310i) will be far away or off. But still I think it's better to BE a great movie. Walk a beautiful gorge, meet interesting people, sleep under the bare sky and navigate by the sun or the stars (they don't need to be recharged after half a day). Absorb, learn, and consume only what I need, instead of what I want. I am trying to do both.

arcchancellor wrote:why are you not outside, but in the Internet and register here only for the reason to ask this question?

Interesting paradox :) Maybe arraminax came from outside just to help us. Or maybe he/she is one of those himself. Still the question is valid...

arcchancellor wrote:I'm a great fan of Thoreau

Just like Alexander Supertramp / Christopher McCandless. See the movie "Into the wild", which is not so much about going into the wild bytheway.

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Re: computer & internet

Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:33 am

Thx for the hint.
I like Sean Penn as director since The Indian Runner.

SmallBrother wrote:Maybe arraminax came from outside just to help us. Or maybe he/she is one of those himself.

Sounds like Jehovah's Witnesses. I will definitely not buy a Watchtower.

Merry christmas!
On the todays watchlist (like every year) ;-) : A Christmas Story.
I suppose you know this movie. If not, show it absolutely.
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Re: computer & internet

Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:13 pm

To be honest, I think A Christmas Story is not really my cup of tea. But The Indian Runner sounds good. Maybe a good one to watch during Christmas ;-)

Another one related to this topic is "The Green Beautiful" (aka La Belle Verte), 1996. A funny but very sense making approach of our modern society, with some interesting messages. Perfect subs are available in English and Dutch ;-)

About Thoreau, I'm very interested, which one would you recommend?

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Re: computer & internet

Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:52 pm

Of course Walden and then right after that (or before ;-) ) Civil Disobedience !
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Re: computer & internet

Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:45 pm

arcchancellor wrote:Of course Walden and then right after that (or before ;-) ) Civil Disobedience !

Thanks. I'm already quite disobedient ;-) so I'll start with Walden. I already ordered it - ironically, on the internet.

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Re: computer & internet

Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:24 pm

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.
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