Technoloy is Turning Us into Time Wasters

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Mighty BOB!

I am a chronic procrastinator.  In fact right now I should be doing uni homework instead of browsing MaxPC's website. >_>

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Talcum X

I admit, I do all my reading and posting here while at work.  But I'm not procrastinating.  I do this between auto-entrys, waiting for a confrimation from ( the dreaded O word) Oracle.  As I wait, I brows and look up all the things I cant do at home as I dont get any 'me' time.

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Queenof1

I'll promise to stop procrastinating starting tomorrow.

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Wildebeast

So, if we find some social scientist doing a study, to pay us to make note each time (and for how long) we fire up a video game or meander aimlessly on the internet   ---are we still procrastinating??  I mean we're being paid to do it, not for doing something else.

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Bagman57

I agree that technology has pushed people to procrastinate more. Put off the things we need to do today when we might get to them tomorrow. I think we think we have to have the latest and greatest and fastest stuff to maybe get more done when we're spending more time with this new stuff.

I also think we're paying more for this new technology which causes us to spend more with money we really don't have. Right now I'm so deep in debt I'm in a panic just waiting for my next paycheck to see how much money I won't have to live on.

Do we really need to txt message? And while driving?

Do we really need on demand movies on our cell phones?

Do we really need our own personel web site?

Do we really need to pay to listen to the radio? Now this one really never made any sense to me.

Are we collectively losing are minds?

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nsvander

I dont know about you, but I listen to heavy/black metal and I live in SoCal and you can find that on the free to air channels at all.  So I ponied up the $500 about 5 years ago and got a lifetime subscribtion to Sirius Sat.  Its been the best investment I have ever made.  I get to listen to music that I want to listen to, I dont have to listen to 15 minutes worth of commercials to hear 5 minutes worth of songs, and I dont hear the same songs on a 2 hour rotation.

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billysundays

as a self diagnosed, former chronic procrasterbater myself and a decade of scant research on Professor Ferrari's theraputic methods, i've learned about the five important steps in behavior modification to a more productive life that i would like to share with those in the maxpc audience who might understand something about what its like to live with this disease. i'll be sharing these steps in segments, though. it taken me forever to type up this comment. but rest assured tomorrow, keep your eyes open, and hold your breathes, collectively. its on my to do list.

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nduanetesh

I'm actually going to be holding my breath while I wait to see how many people don't realize that that was a joke.

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Strongbad536

I look forward too it, as I bet that many of the maximumpc readers may have this problem, including myself, but its not terrible, I just enjoy my time while i have a broken leg that could be used for having a more fun summer. 

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