Leaving technology at home.. Give your brain a holiday and go 'unplugged'.

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Well, as the title suggests... how much technology and in particular, internet devices to you take with you.. ?

    I touched on this topic briefly in the iPad thread..

    Do you just love all your toys.. smart phone, tablet, phablet, laptop etc .. can't bear to be disconnected form the web for even a day, never mind weekend or a week. ?

    Have you ever left them all at home and given your brain a holiday .. free from Facebook, Twitter, Motorhomefun, and all the other on line stuff you do.. ?

    Personally I love getting away from it all.. but dragging all the internet baggage with you isn't 'escaping' .. is it ? Not in the real sense of the word.. surely our brain also needs a break.. ?

    I appreciated that have a net connection can be useful for finding out stuff while traveling.. but for donkey's years we never had it.. but we still traveled, still went to far flung places.. without as much as a mobile phone.. if we needed to 'check - in' we used a call box .. always used to carry a French phone pre paid card just for that purpose.

    TV.. switch it off and try reading a book or doing hobby.. it is useful on long dark winter nights.. but during summer time.. unplug it.. Corrie will still be there when you get home... learn to play an musical instrument.

    While away for three years we rarely had internet access .. and to be frank.. it was never missed.. all we had was a basic mobile phone for emergencies..

    why not give it a try.... even just for a weekend.. go unplugged.
     
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    Only take my phone away, weekend or holiday. If I've got no 3G or wifi connection I'm not overly bothered. Still use maps and guide books. We carry a TV but it quite often doesn't come out (but Alan does like to watch the Grand Prix if it's on).
     
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    I take my phone but never seem to use it, also take my iPad which is loaded with books, never watch telly when we'er away. (y)
     
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    Can't do without my FUN in my pocket
    Goes everywhere with me
     
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    a lost cause.. :(
     
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    I take my phone and iPad but rarely even look at either of them, maybe first thing in the morning when nobody else is up. The only tech that I wouldn't be without is my Kindle but that's space saving - if I didn't have it I would be taking loads of books.

    And the locker full of photography gear that normally comes with us.
     
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    Couldn't go anywhere without Iphone & Ipad!! Regular Facebook updates for the kids to see where we are!
     
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    join the 'lost cause' club .. :LOL:
     
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    We take phones and netbook/tablet with us but use them far less than we do at home. We also take e-readers which we probably use more than at home and MP3 players which we probably use about the same. Never take a TV. We use the sat nav more than at home :)

    It isn't a matter of being plugged or unplugged but just using tools appropriately to support what we want to do at the time.
     
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    be honest.. your 'hooked'' Graham.. ;)

    join the lost cause club :D
     
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    It would save on roaming data charges Jim!
    Makes me a fan of the concept!
     
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    Probably am Jim - but I did write my first program in 1966 and work in IT/Information Systems throughout my career so it's second nature :D
     
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    We take the TV, but never use it. We take the tablet, but only use it for weather check, to decide where to head next. Mobile's are left in the glove compartment - they are a bloody curse on humanity.

    Keith :cool:
     
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    i have my pvc purely for getting away from everyday life, hassle, stress, phone, tv, towns and cities, it's the perfect way to relax and catch up with reading, bit of crafting etc, that doesn't happen at home..

    i do take my phone and ipad for sensible use as and when needed..

    edit..had my van converted to be practical, easy, comfortable but basic, no tv, no oven, no fridge, simple meals on the hob made with fresh produce every day if i choose to..
     
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    I worked on an oil production platform for years, but don't drag cans of crude oil about :ROFLMAO:
     
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    If my phone was at home I'd not be replying to this thread :LOL:
    It's raining outside so I'm watching Andrew Marr
     
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    Yes definitely part of the 'lost cause club' In defence the iPhone 5s has a great camera and video recording...... m'lud
     
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    Some people have no dedication :LOL:
     
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    In the real world I think it's obvious by how many threads are about tv satellite mobile broadband best sim for xxx? Etc etc :LOL:
    There's no shame in it :D
     
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    iPad, Netbook, Smartphone, TV and anything else with buttons stuck to me.......LOVE it:LOL:
     
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