How important is a laptop or desktop to you?

@lkbooi (16100)
Malaysia
July 6, 2009 10:24pm CST
To me, my laptop has become one of the most essential devices in my daily life. I could hardly imagine how my day would be if without it . I usually will switch on my laptop once I get up in the morning. I feel that I have lost contact with the external world if I haven’t got on the internet for a single day. I have lots of things are dependent on my laptop. Yeah, the most important one is watching the real time online stock market info Another most important daily routine is, to log in mylot site once I’m online. Yeah, no matter how busy I’m while doing my computing work, I still would try to eke out a couple of posts here daily I know different people have different needs and interests while using pc. How about you my friends? Could you live without a computer? Thanks for sharing
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@dpk262006 (56730)
• Delhi, India
7 Jul 09
Hi ikbooi! Undoubtedly, a laptop gives you an edge over desktop. You carry your laptop anywhere and do your business at your convenience. However, for working on a desktop, you need to sit in front of it and you just cannot move on. I do not have laptop, as yet, though I am planning to buy one. I work through my desk top and for the time being I enjoy working on it. Have a great day!
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 09
Hi dpk, that’s why I purchased a portable laptop when the motherboard of my old desktop was damaged by the lighting last year. I appreciate my old desktop very much even I have got a laptop. If without it I totally couldn’t work in mylot site for such a long time. And of course I would miss the opportunity to gain so many good friends here Hopefully you would get a desirable laptop soon And could enjoy getting on the internet even if you are away from home. Or at anywhere you wish and don't have to sit still in front of the pc at a fixed place at home. Enjoy working on your desktop and happy posting!
• Malaysia
7 Jul 09
yup, my laptop is very important too.I pretty much value it more than my own cell phone! lol. The laptop together with the internet, I need to check my mail as a student, do my assignments plus keep going on my mission to earn money online.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 09
Just like you crazynified, I spend most of my spare time on my laptop too. Though the cell phone is very much useful, it still couldn’t compare with the laptop with network connection. The advantage of a smart phone or ipod is either of them is smaller and lighter to carry along. I find we couldn’t do the typing job conveniently and easily on any cellphone keypad compared with using a netbook or laptop. The keypad is really too small for our fingers to move on it smoothly Yeah, a laptop is essential to a student. Without it, definitely he couldn’t accomplish his assignments smoothly in time. Well pc is also a best tool for us to make some online pocket money. Happy posting and enjoy using your laptop!
• Malaysia
8 Jul 09
Yeah I agree, the cell phone is too small to type with and it is just doesn't feel as good as typing on a laptop or a keyboard of a pc! Even if you have those QWERTY keys on the phone or anything, it might be good to feel close to having a laptop-like phone that you carry in your pocket, but the feeling just isn't the same. Well, let's take care of our laptops!
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 09
That’s why I still prefer to bring my laptop along whenever I would spend a rather longer time outside. Though the phone shop technician suggests me to use the bigger keyboard which can connect to the phone I still find inconvenient to carry an extra keyboard in the bag. I dislike also the 8 to 10 inches screen netbook. I find its keyboard still a bit small and it’s not as easy as using the laptop’s. Thanks a lot my friend! Definitely I will always take good care of my precious laptop. I hope you will take of yours as well. Have a nice day!
@navint (36)
• India
7 Jul 09
My day begins with my desktop and ends with the desktop. Music, Pictures, Games, Meeting Friends everything is done with this masterpiece. I just cant live without my desktop
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
9 Jul 09
Hi navint, it seems that you spend most of your daily time in front of the desktop. Though there are lots of funs to have the interesting activities on the screen, we still have to stay away from the device for a short while every now and then. It’s believed that this could help to promote the blood circulation of our body and could keep our body healthy Yeah, like to have a cup of favorite drink, go to the bathroom, to have a look of the scene outside the window and so on. Take care and happy posting!
• India
9 Jul 09
Hey navin Neither can I live without my PC buddy... I wake up near my PC and switch it ON before going to you know what. As you said,its true for me too, I just love my PC. Even my girlfriend is jealous of my PC. Take care, happy mylotting...
@navint (36)
• India
9 Jul 09
hi Ikbooi, along with desktop there are many other daily routines i work out with. Frequently i hang out with my friends in the evenings. I totally agree with your point and abide by it.The only thing i meant by my response was i use my pc more than any other entertainment electronic equipment at my home, ie tv, radio, etc. Have a wonderful day and happy posting :).
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@hsofyan (3447)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
7 Jul 09
I am very crazy with the computer and the internet. But recently I lost the real world. So, I'd like to share them equally.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 09
Hi hsofyan, I’m glad to know that you are not engrossed solely in the visual world anymore. Yeah, it’s not healthy if we keep on indulging in our computer and surfing net or playing games and forget about all the things in the real life. I really appreciate you that you know nicely how to allocate your time equally in doing both the computer work and real life work at the moment I usually would spend two hours or so surfing net in the morning daily. I like to type as much posts as I could before going to work in the noon. I would like to watch the real time stock market at the same time to find if there is an opportunity to make some small earning on it Happy posting and have a wonderful day!
@syangku24 (110)
• Indonesia
7 Jul 09
Hi Ikbooi, I think we all agree that computer is one of the most important appliances. And I think laptop has more benefits in mobile than desktop. For me, I always take my laptop because as a salesman I often to travel so laptop is very important to support my job
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 09
Yeah syangku, I could imagine how essential a mobile laptop is to a salesman. I could see this when seeing many people with the similar job with you busing on their laptops in the fast food restaurant during launch time. It’s so convenient that all the useful data related to your job are saved in the pc. So that you could do your job easily and conveniently even if you are away from home. You don’t have to carry along with lots of messy files on your travelling anymore I like to bring my laptop along when having local vacation. I enjoy surfing net or checking mailbox before going to bed. I would try to do a couple of mylot posts as well if I could Happy posting and have a nice day!
@cheongyc (5072)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 09
My laptop is extremely important to me too. Although it's a company laptop, but we are allowed to use it for minimum personal needs. Most of times, I use my laptop for company assignments i.e. configuring test program, creating useful software/tools, compiling/analyzing engineering data and etc. Besides, I have been studying and monitoring the market sentiments and stock performance too. Last of all, online banking, internet surfing and news reading are done using with my precious laptop too!
@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
11 Jul 09
Hi cheongyc, I’m glad to know that you work in a fair and good company. The staffs there could enjoy using the company laptop for personal needs during office hours. Wow, other than the professional work load, you dependent on the laptop quite a lot. Yeah, I believe the online banking brings you lots of convenience and time saving as well. Unlike the advance countries the latest local news available online will be updated after two or more hours. I hope the authority concerned will update the news in shorter time. I also have great interest to watch the real time stock market daily. I believe using your knowledge and experience would help you a lot in the stock investment. Hopefully you could make ample income by investing online. Happy posting and have wonderful weekend!
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@cheongyc (5072)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 09
Ya, I am glad that my company is implementing a lenient policy, where they are not so strict on personal usage of the company laptop, as long as the daily job is not jeopardized. It would be a disadvantage to both the company and the employee if the computer control policy is too stringent. The employee will have more pressure by being deprived of personal leisure activity using their own computer, thus lowering their productivity. But in the other hand, the employee should have good discipline so that they won't over use their computer for their personal needs, until impacting their day time job. The online banking and real time stocking information is really a wonderful feature for me. It saves me a lot of money and giving more earning opportunity. Thanks to the advance technology today. Happy Mylotting Always!
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 09
Hi cheongyc, I envy you work in such a good company which allows its employees to use the laptop when they finish doing part of their workloads. I think this an impetus to push the employees to work more diligently, so that they could enjoy a little spare time to surf web for their personal affairs. I believe you and all your colleagues are well trained and faithful employees definitely won’t against the regulation of your company. So both the employers and employees are always working conscientiously and harmoniously in the company. The online banking really helps to save us considerable of time. I hope you have made ample money by getting information and investing in the stocks Wish you all the best and happy posting!
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@calyxus (827)
• Philippines
7 Jul 09
First, a laptop or desktop and an internet connection should always go together. lol They are that important to me, what for, online earnings of course... Hehe! But honestly I don't have my own laptop for now, that is why I am utilizing every opportunity where I can have access to internet thru other PCs.
@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 09
Hi calyxus, it’s very true that both the computer and internet connection are important equally to our daily life. We would fell handicapped and couldn’t get on the web if without either of them. I understand that it’s quite inconvenient if without a mobile laptop. I did find inconvenient when I could use my desktop only for quite a long period. It’s really depressing if the internet connection of my place was down. It’s impossible for me to bring the clumsy and bulky pc to the nearby fast food restaurants or any outlets with service of free wifi Yeah, I’m really happy that after possessing a laptop I don’t have to face such problem anymore. I could bring my laptop to get on the internet to any of the outlet with free wifi service Happy posting and have a nice day!
@calyxus (827)
• Philippines
8 Jul 09
Well, in a way a bulky PC is inconvenient since you cannot bring it anywhere. LOL I am saving my money now, everyday, so that I could buy my own laptop. Maybe, next month I would be able to buy my laptop. Hurrah! Wish me luck with my savings...
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 09
We could surf net at anytime and anywhere conveniently if we own a personal laptop. I feel happy to learn that you are saving money to buy a laptop. Yeah, many a little will make a mickle. Be persistent my dear, and keep on having this good habit. Definitely you will accumulate enough money to get a brand new laptop later on. Wish you all the best and good luck.
@Buchi_bulla (8304)
• India
31 Aug 09
I do not have laptap but only pc. Like you I too enjoy mylotting. It gives me inner happiness to post in mylot. But I cannot spend much time on pc as I have partially handicapped husband (due to some accident) and he cannot go out. Only I have to run around for small to big requirements, going to bank or post office attending to functions, anything and everything and I am a free lance translator so work will be there. Sorry to bore you, but due to these reasons, I control my wish to spend more time on pc. But I do justice. Have a nice day my friend. Just saw your photoes. You look very friendly by face.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 09
Hi Buchi, seems that you are quite active recently. I could see from the number of new discussions you have started lately. Yeah, this shows that you do enjoy mylotting here I enjoy responding discussions instead of starting new ones. I’m really sorry to learn that your husband had encountered a severe accident earlier that caused him handicapped. Due to his physical disabilities, you have to deal with all those chores which he couldn’t help you anymore. Moreover you have to take care of the translation work at the same time. Fortunate that as a free lance translator, you could work at home and take care of your family at the same time. I could imagine how busy you are. Anyway spending some of our free time posting at mylot would make life rather pleasant. Yeah, it’s fun to chat with friends in topics with common interest. It’s great that we could enjoy this wonderful moment by sitting in front of the pc with internet connection. How important the pc to us is! Thanks for your nice words Buchi. I hope I’m as friendly as what you have seen in the photos. It’s so pleasant to chat with you on the laptop. Take care and happy posting
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• India
3 Sep 09
Thanks for the concern friend.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
7 Sep 09
You are most welcome Buchi. I feel really comfortable and relaxed to have chit chat with you all the time Yeah, we should thank for the advanced device, our great pc and as well as the internet connection. Take your sweet time to enjoy posting here whenever you are free. Have a nice day
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 Jul 09
I have two laptops, one for Internet and one for Photoshop and photography work. I love to be mobile and I move my laptop from room to room. My laptops are old, one from 2002 and one from 2006, but are working fine for me. I am thinking about selling all computers and purchasing a new one soon. I also have one desktop that I barely use. If I buy new computer, it has to be apple...
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I like Aperture software for photography work...so Apple is much better for me...
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
15 Jul 09
Yeah pola, I believe Aperture software is the special designed software by Apple for those professional photographers like you I hope you will enjoy with your wonderful photographic works after having your new pc later on. Wish you all the best and happy posting!
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
7 Jul 09
Since I'm living with my daughter and her family my PC is my lifeline. I don't have a car or job so I can't get out much. My daughter and kids, husband watch tv that I don't have much interest in so I am on the computer almost all day and into the night.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
11 Jul 09
seems that your interest is totally different from all the members of your daughter’s family. Yeah, yours is surfing net the whole day. I am just a bit different from you, I like to spend one and a half hour to watch my favorite tv program daily. It’s so nice that we have our respective interest to pass our time happily. I love to surf net and type posts on mylot site very much. I have to busy with my part time jobs four days a week. I couldn’t spend considerable time surfing net on my laptop though I love to do so very much. Happy posting and take care!
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• United States
11 Jul 09
Yeah considering they watch reruns of dumb shows and I like to watch the good network shows or news and sports I guess we have totally different tastes.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
11 Jul 09
I know we can get the latest news and sport information faster than that on the tv broadcast. May be the internet speed of my place is rather slow. I couldn’t get the perfect effect while watching news movies and listening to music online. They seem off and on all the time. It’s really annoying! So I have to watch tv news and movies. I don’t like to watch reruns shows as well. They are really boring. I envy you could enjoy watching your favorite network shows, sports and latest news online. No wonder you could spend such considerable time in front of your computer. Have a nice day jillmaitz!
@shia88 (4578)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 10
Hi, For me, laptop is very important for my life. I have to online everyday and one day without online, I just feel uncomfortable,so I can say that I am addicted to surfing net. I will check my emails everyday,not to forget login to my facebook,sometimes, I will chat with my friends on MSN. I do have a blog and I will udpate my blog once a week, When I have some free time, I will do blog hopping. Once awhile, I will read news online.It save my time ,no need to go buy newspaper.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
16 Aug 10
Hi shia88, I could imagine how important a laptop is to you, for I'm also in the same page of book. There is only one differential I don't own a personal blog. From your description I could see how busy you are doing daily routine via your laptop. Anyway it's a huge fun for netizen to spend most of their time online. I have great interest to invest in online stock. I'm now spending more time online to read the latest business and market data news to enhance my investing knowledge and info. To other it might be really bored to read such "monotonous" information and news daily. I depend a lot on my laptop to enjoy my watching my favorite tv series as well as movies online daily. I'm here daily to read and type post even when I go on local vacation. Yeah, I would bring with me my netbook. I would feel uneasy if I couldn't get on to the internet for a single day. It's not safe to use the public pc in the cyber cafe. Therefore I prefer to take the trouble to bring my own. Happy posting
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
9 Aug 10
I had an old laptop but hated the mouse so I donated it. It was so old it wouldn't even turn on any longer. I couldn't live without a desktop. First thing I do in the morning is get online and read emails. Then I go to myLot to read or respond to discussions.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
9 Aug 10
Hi carolbee, it's nice at least the person who have got the old computer could make wee earning by selling it to the recycled collector, in case the device couldn't be repaired again. I understand that how important a computer is to a netizen. Since I'm happy with my laptop that I had purchased last year I then passed my desktop which is still good in its condition to my brother. He was as happy as a lark when the pc was sent to his house few months back. It's really sad to see him feeling sick with his old and bulky computer that couldn't serve its purpose well. He got irritated to work on the old device which always gave trouble to him because it would hanged often. from the emails sent and forwarded every now and then, seems that he is always in his heavenly good mood at the moment. This shows that how important a computer is to a cyber citizen nowadays Happy posting and have a nice day
@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
1 Aug 10
I would say everyone here on mylot will say that our laptops are very important in our daily tasks. Most of us here depend on online income; some write for a living. Others express themselves online. How important our activities here would entail the use of a laptop or desktop.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 10
Yeah ip5217, although nowadays we could enjoy the online fun using various type of new advanced mobile phones, still I find it is more convenient to do all kind of online activities using laptop. It's true that it is easy to surf net using such device at anywhere and anytime, but I find rather difficult when I do the post writing. Lots of scrolling are needed as well when reading news and articles on the smaller screen To covet the much easier and more convenient way to carry along with a portable pc when going on vacation or having any personal affair when I'm away from home I had purchased a slim and light netbook. I still prefer to watch movies as well as type posts at myLot site using my laptop which has a bigger screen and keyboard. My laptop is the most important device, and the steady internet connection too are stuffs which I couldn't live without at the moment. Take care and happy posting
@mishyyu (217)
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
I'm not really fond of computers before, we used to have an only one pc at home in which me and my older brothers share, and since I'm the youngest and the only girl I usually get to use it last. When I already started working, I never thought of buying my own laptop or PC as my eldest brother bought his own so that he can use it anyhow anytime, I only decided to buy a laptop when my parents went to U.S. as immigrants and has to stay there for at least 6 months, I was so close with them mostly to my mom so I was really really desperate to keep in touch.. My mom bought a laptop there and had an internet connection, she used skype to talk with us through my brother's pc in his room, so every time she would talk to me, I can't say anything freely because my brother was behind me listening.. so I decided to have my own laptop instead so that I can talk to my mom anything as the way I always talk to her.. and having a pc or laptop now became really important to me..
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 10
Hi mishyyu, you understand that a computer with internet connection is really important to you after you have skype tali with your mom using your brother's pc. Yeah, it's the most convenient as well as economical way to keep in touch with our loved ones in distant country Anyway we would feel free to chat with our mom if there is no one around us. Yeah, it's always relaxing to chat heartily with our loved one alone. And we will feel shy and embarrassed if chatting woman affairs or any other things that we just like to share with the opposite site. And this has roused you to have the idea to own your own pc. Hopefully you can achieve your dream to possess your personal computer very soon. Wish you all the best mishyyu Happy posting and good luck
• United States
28 Nov 09
Thank you Ikbooi. Do you have friends and family that use different messenger programs? I do. I hated having to have AOL, Yahoo, MSN, Facebook, and Myspace IMs all open to be able to chat will all my friends because not all of them have the same program. LOL. I tried using this program called DIGSBY but it was always freezing up my computer. So I switched to TRILLIAN, which is a FREE instant messaging program like yahoo n all those others, but I can log into Yahoo im, MSN/ Windows Live IM, Facebook IM, Myspace IM, and AIM/ AOL IM using ONE program, to log into them all at once, instead of clogging up my computer. It is set to auto login so when I open up Trillian and log into it, it automaticly logs into all the different IM programs for me so I don't waste precious time trying to log into so many things. I also use FIREFOX for internet instead of EXPLORER because it runs smoother, can handle a heavier work load, and can have more than one home page. I have MyLot.com, Facebook.com, Myspace,com, Yuwie.com, MyYearBook.com, Yahoo.com, and Ashford.edu (my college's website) set as my home pages, so when I open up firefox, those 6 pages open up on the same browser, in 6 different tabs (instead of separate windows).
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• United States
26 Nov 09
I am going to college online, and I keep up with the news online as well as stay in contact with family and friends when I don't feel like talking on the phone. So no, I couldn't live without a computer. lol
@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 09
Hi sherrypeck, nice to know that you are going to have your online college study. Wish you all the best on your study. I like keeping in touch with my son via online messenger as well. It’s so convenient that we can chat and do our respective online work or activities at the same time. Yeah, we can also keep close contact with our loved ones, friends by sending email. It’s easy as well to share things with friends who have facebook account It’s true that having a pc with smooth internet connection, we are not only can acquire latest news, we still can get latest and valuable information online easily and rapidly I believe we can find no way out if without either computer or internet connection for we depend a lot on computer. Take care and happy posting!
• China
26 Nov 09
hi .lkbooi computer also important for me ,i cannot without it on my working days from monday to friday.because my job need it ,all of my jobs i finish my computer. then if want to change my job,i also find a new job from the internet ,so it's very very important for me . but i'm a gril ,facing computer more time will harm my skin ,so when i need't use it won't touch ,so don't want to paly games or watch movie on the computer ,i also don't want to use it on the weekend
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 09
Yeah doreencoco, nowadays computer has become an essential device for most of us. We are quite dependent on computer to help us to do various types of work in different fields. Sounds that experts, workers, etc in different field, as well as students should know how to use computer. of course you and me will not be exempted for sure. This means that how important a computer to us is in this modern day. This is the first time I come to know working too long on the computer would cause harm to our skin. It’s really scary if it’s true. Thanks for sharing the valuable info. However, I’m glad that you can take good care of your skin I think it’s wise for me as well, not to sit for hours surfing net and playing computer games in front of my pc, though I know laptop emits less radiation compared to desktop. Take care and happy posting
26 Nov 09
I never expect that surfing net has become part of life at all. These few days I cannot access internet connection totally. I call my internet service provider to get my internet connection repaired as soon as possible. I fell so sad and lost coz I can't contact with my daughter who studies in UK for nearly one week. I fell easy only if I come to know how her daily life in there. I worry the fish I rear and the vegetables I plant in facebook are safe or not.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 09
Yeah pinkychan, it's really depressing for a huge net surfer or online user if couldn't get on the the internet for several days. I could imagine how sad your feeling is when you couldn't keep in touch with your beloved daughter for so many days. We will feel uneasy and lose ourselves for sure in this very situation. We worry now and then as well what would be going on if our loved ones couldn't contact us for days. I think what you should do is to keep on hastening your isp to get your internet service restored as fast as possible. Luckily that now I have my own laptop. I will carry along it to the nearby coffee shop where there is wifi service provided in case I still have any essential stuffs to cope with online. Lol... sometimes I even type mylot posts there Hopefully you could get your internet connection resumed as usual very soon my dear. Wish you all the best and happy posting!
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Well its about similar for me. My work gets done on a desktop and in the evening I come home and half the time use the desktop. Plenty of entertainment on the computer too. I could deal with a few days or so without computer or internet (I may even take some soon). Of course I could not deal without having a computer indefinitely or careerwise; it's just not happening.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
9 Sep 09
Yeah Pro, nowadays most of us are quiet dependent on computer to do our paperwork. The clerical work definitely couldn’t go on smoothly if come across the current interruption, or network service is not available, or pc system down. I am glad to know that you still could bear it if without pc and internet for few days. As we have accustomed to use computer to work, to surf net, to have entertainment and etc every day We still will feel handicapped for sure if without both pc and internet connection indefinitely I would feel my daily life rather monotonous if without pc and network service for a single day. We could do nothing in case this hypothesis were to be happened one day. We know nothing about the technique and knowledge to repair these, for they are not within our ability. Definitely we hope the relevant persons could get them restored as usual very soon. Happy posting
• Philippines
18 Aug 09
I don't own both. I have computer at the office. I used it for my work. It has an internet connection . it is important because i cannot accomplish my task or job if I will not be using my computer. All the files are there. Moreover, I never had a laptop, but I want to have one and I hope with internet connection too. I want to continue mylotting at home and other online opportunity too.
@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 09
Hi grecy, it’s nice to know that you could surf net when you are not busy with the office work. I hope you could get one later and enjoy mylotting at home. Yeah, here we have to pay for the network service monthly, we then could access the internet connection. anyway it's not bad that you could save money by surfing net during your office hour It’s very much different. I don’t have the convenience to surf net at the office. I usually spend 3 hours or so in the office. I have to finish my office work within the given time. I could surf net at home only before or after the part time works Without my personal computer I totally couldn’t get on the net. My laptop is really important to me. Happy posting and have a nice day!