Your life without a computer: what does it look like?
Of course there is a life without a computer and here is the proof. These computers are all in the computer cemetery, buried in the hobby room, forgotten until one day they might arise anew, you never know. There are days during the year, marked with a large red cross on the calendar, when I am separated from my computer. No connection, isolated from an online existence, but of course it is no problem. These are my annual journeys to London to visit my father.
Needless to say the dead computers in the photo have been replaced. One of them is mine and the other two Mr. Swiss. He has replaced his dead connections with two living computers, as well as an Apple computer which was a special offer. I replaced mine with an Apple and a Windows 10. In for a penny in for a pound, as we english people say.
Of course there was the black day when our connection did not exist. No problem. I chewed on my finger nails and read a book, checking every five minutes to see if something was happening in the online world. Of course we can live without the computer. I proved it then for half a day and thank goodness the problem was solved by our providers and it was resuscitated.
Without a computer I take a walk in the fresh air usually with my camera, taking photos of nature. I also take photos with my iPhone, for my blog. As soon as I return I upload them on my computer of course. Today I had a problem. I took my photos, wanted to transfer them to my online photo site and noticed that I had forgotten to switch my phone from flight modus to online modus. It was after my golden oldie midday sleep when I close down my telephone to avoid interruptions. I had organised the photos and had the message, in red letters, no online connection. This was a human tragedy.
If I did not have the computer, I would not be able to write my daily prompt. Not that I am addicted. A computer is a machine not a stimulant. You cannot smoke it, drink it, inhale it. You can only sit and type on the keyboard, which is soothing for the nerves. Withdrawal symptoms are never a positive aspect. Of course without a computer you can use your iPad or tablet it you have one. It is a good substitute when you are on the local train, travelling into town by tram, or sitting in a park absorbing the wonderful fresh air and the surroundings. There is nothing better than relaxing, surrounded by treess, flowers and wild life and checking if you have received a mail, a like, or even a comment on your blog. Perhaps you have no outside connection with your pads and tablets, but you have a mobile phone. There might be an important notification from one of your 800 friends on Facebook, so check and see. Write an answer on your keypad on the phone. This is no problem.
I believe there are now special exercises for training your fingers on the miniature mobile phone keys. Practice makes the master, so when at home make a point of training your fingers . You can set your mobile alarm clock and when it rings write on your phone. I would say five minutes per hour should do the trick. At the beginning you may have sore muscles in the fingers, but with time it will disappear. At the first signs of arthritis I would however, consult your physician.
I wonder if there is a connection on a desert island: must check in case the worst case scene arises.