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Windows 7: I think I don't need a computer at all.

14 Apr 2010   #11
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I have never considered a computer a matter of "need", and unless a person is using one for business, few people really need one. It is a matter of want, not need.
I beg to differ there, I need one for keeping account of the income and expenditure but for the main part being able to order my groceries for delivery plus other purchases.
Oh yes and getting some bills cheaper for having online billing instead of paper bills, that's a big plus these days.
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14 Apr 2010   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Those things are a matter of business. Business is not something just performed to earn a dollar, but also managing it.
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14 Apr 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I beg to differ, the only reason I'm in business is to earn a dollar.
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14 Apr 2010   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I beg to differ, the only reason I'm in business is to earn a dollar.
Does not earning a dollar also mean managing it? If not, I fail to understand your business methods.
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14 Apr 2010   #15
FoxIX

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

During a period last year where I had a computer, but didn't actually 'need' one, I thought going without it would be hard, but do-able. Then the thing broke. I was without my computer for two days and realised how much I actually rely on it. I would be sitting there saying "I'll just check my em... oh I can't. I'll watch... oh I can't. I'll play... oh I can't. I'll chat to... oh I can't".

I was shocked how much I actually used the computer for even though I didn't actually need to. Now? Well, now I'm doing a degree in web design so I think I can safely say it would be harder to do without my little machine-y. Good thing or bad thing? Just inevitability Mr Anderson.
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14 Apr 2010   #16
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I have never considered a computer a matter of "need", and unless a person is using one for business, few people really need one. It is a matter of want, not need.
I beg to differ there, I need one for keeping account of the income and expenditure but for the main part being able to order my groceries for delivery plus other purchases.
Oh yes and getting some bills cheaper for having online billing instead of paper bills, that's a big plus these days.
To quote the iPhone commercials:
There's an app for that.
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15 Apr 2010   #17
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Those things are a matter of business. Business is not something just performed to earn a dollar, but also managing it.
Excuse me but in this household it's a matter of survival certainly not business or earning a dollar, or as the case may be.
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15 Apr 2010   #18
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I have never considered a computer a matter of "need", and unless a person is using one for business, few people really need one. It is a matter of want, not need.
I beg to differ there, I need one for keeping account of the income and expenditure but for the main part being able to order my groceries for delivery plus other purchases.
Oh yes and getting some bills cheaper for having online billing instead of paper bills, that's a big plus these days.
To quote the iPhone commercials:
There's an app for that.
But I don't own an iPhone or have any need for one or the money to buy one.
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15 Apr 2010   #19
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Those things are a matter of business. Business is not something just performed to earn a dollar, but also managing it.
Excuse me but in this household it's a matter of survival certainly not business or earning a dollar, or as the case may be.
I agree. I don't subscribe to a newspaper, for example. The internet is my news source - and my way to keep of with and communicate with my grandchildren who are all at least two days from us.
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15 Apr 2010   #20
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Well since I don't own a smart phone much less a cell phone I need my computer for everything listed including watching TV, since I sold mine, but of course their is always the 52in HD LCD downstairs that's the problem it's downstairs. Fabe
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