a PC without an internet connection

Philippines
December 29, 2009 12:23am CST
hi guys! ever thought of having a pc without an internet connection? instead of reading all those interesting topics, you just end up playing spider solitaire or minesweeper. how does it feel guys? any alternative plans?
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14 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Jan 10
I've had a regular internet connection for some time. However, a few years ago we went through a period where our internet connection was touchy at best. I was lost without my access to the internet. However, today I think that I would actually be able to deal with it a little bit better because of the fact that I also spend a great deal of my computer time making digital scrapbook pages and you don't have to be on the internet to be able to do that. If all I was left with was just the most basic of functions on the computer, yes it would be harder to deal with, but I have a lot of extra programs on my computer, so it makes it easier to deal with.
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@nocturn98 (956)
• Venezuela
29 Dec 09
10 years ago, the situation was exactly like that. Internet connection is not widely available yet. During those times, I was using the computer mainly as a word processor and playing games. Playing multiplayer games without internet connection were done via modem play like Starcraft and Command and Conquer.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
yah nocturn98. i myself used to be a network games follower during those times. i even hate those internet connection using dial up that when the phone rang, you are disconnected! not to mention, that annoying sound whenever you start connecting
• Philippines
31 Dec 09
funny coz those sounds even became ringtones on mobile phones here in our country some people seems to have enjoyed its sound.
@diwaker0 (46)
• India
2 Jan 10
I think a computer without an internet connection is nothing but a empty box. I cannot live without internet connection.
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
absolutely diwaker0! for me, even if i have all those games and musics and everything, i would still look for something to surf on the net. the feeling is more different. enjoy mylotting!
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
I'd probably end up playing computer games the whole day :D
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
that's cool aislounge! im sure that your pc has full of different games that you can play the whole day. enjoy your stay here on mylot!
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Jan 10
I have been there with computers with no internet connection. I've worked on fan fics, done homework, listened to music. I've done just about everything possible. I've even had several internet-capable computers but no means to actually log on. Then I had to use dail-up, but now I've gone wireless. I have a router and can lie confertably on couch*
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
hi kaylachan! at least you always have that way of entertaining yourself whenever an internet connection is not available. happy mylotting!
@eco0729 (47)
• Philippines
1 Jan 10
hey, if you don't have internet connections.. you can do many things in your computer. You can install application software you're interested. You can install games, applications programs such as adobe photoshop, and many more things. You were not limited only to internet.
• Philippines
1 Jan 10
being an employee for the past 15 years, i was able to learn a lot of software applications and even programming languages that i felt like burnt out everytime i use one without any projects or deadline at all. happy new year eco0729
@May2k8 (3634)
• Indonesia
30 Dec 09
yes, sometimes the internet is out of ping and I can only play computer games or watching movies. What I do when this happen is Moving the data to another place, and typing on MS Word. And I feel a little frustrated where I was not able to check whether there is an incoming message or not.
• Philippines
31 Dec 09
yah thats kinda frustrating for me too. its like waiting for a letter from a mailman wherein you dont know when it will arrive. at least you have some movies to watch and games to play, otherwise you'll really gone crazy happy new year may2k8
• Indonesia
30 Dec 09
When I was 10. I don't have internet connection. I just log in to computer If I want to finish my task from school. It's so boring! Just playing pin balls and playing cards and playing another games like The Sims or GTA. Then, When I was 13. I've got internet connection and it changes my life 4ever!
• Philippines
30 Dec 09
lol! just like you andryan7legends i myself felt like i have seen the whole world! and even talked to most of them lol! and its true that theres a lot of borders that became reachable with the help of internet.
@leeloo (1494)
• Portugal
29 Dec 09
How far technology has come in the past few years is amazing, I was trying to remember what I used to do without an internet connection. Played Dvd's, listened to music, had a few games and used it for word processing and organizing and tweaking images. I think that without the internet, there would not have been such a wide acceptance of computers.
• Philippines
30 Dec 09
yah thats true leeloo. without an internet connection, its just like having a pc with disc player for audio, video and everything that is worth its usage but you wont feel any excitement at all. although it makes you perfect when printing those documents with zero error unlike ordinary typewriter.happy new year leeloo
@kkyeer (80)
• China
29 Dec 09
In my flats,Internet connection is not stable.When it's broken,my roomates and I will play games like CS,warcraft,etc.Sometimes we copy movies from others' computer and watch them together.Still the life is horrible.
• Philippines
30 Dec 09
i felt really burnt out on all those war games during those dial up times although i cant do anything but to bare with it. who wanted to wait for a minutes loading only homepage thus, wargames is still tolerable.happy new year kkyeer
@thomaslcy (117)
• United States
27 Jan 10
I'll feel very bored if I don't have internet access. However, there is still things to do with your pc without internet access. For example, you can use your media player to play music or movies. In addition, you can write something to express your feeling or simply a programmer can write codes :D
@Takashy (496)
• Latvia
21 Jan 10
Thats how I started out when we first got our first PC.. I didn't really have a problem with that until we got a internet connection at home.. Its kinda like with cellphones. You don't really need one but as soon as you start using one you can't stop.. :)
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
4 Jan 10
Such thought had come to my mind once time. I think a pc without an internet connection is just like a small road without crossroad. Such thing would be very boring for anyone especially since we all agree that this world is a dynamic place to live. I think by doing the same thing again and again is not a good idea and people can easily get bored with such same things from time to time. So playing some games in a computer without internet connection won't be a great thing. But let see what can we do with an internet connection. With just one internet connection, a pc can start many new things. With only one internet browser installed on our pc, we can using that application without worrying about bored because one internet browser can take us 'traveling' to all around this world. We can do many new things and everyday we can find many new and new things again. So we don't get bored with an internet connection. The basic perhaps is still need a computer for a better internet experience but the point is not on the pc but on the internet connection since we also can using internet from our mobile phone as instance. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
4 Jan 10
Let us not forget our beginnings. With a 1 gb hard disk and hardly user friendly programmes most of us were groping in the dark. The internet connection that I got was in 1991 with so many teething problems and prior to that there was so much excitement using the paint programme painting everything and anything under the sun. using clipart pictures, learning to colour print the list is endless not to forget the games that you have mentioned. But let us not forget also that these activities gave us immense pleasure compared to the typewriter that was our sole support.