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I sit in front of a screen for ___ of my waking time.

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I sit in front of a screen for ___ of my waking time.

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 12, 2013 @01:25PM (#42568249)

    I STAND in front of TWO screens, you insensitive clod

  • by zifn4b (1040588) on Saturday January 12, 2013 @02:28PM (#42568709)
    I long for the days to come when I don't ever have to look at a computer screen again. I can't wait until I sit on the front porch of my house with an acoustic guitar in my lap to play peaceful music listening to the sounds of nature far away from the technology landscape. The technology landscape and world in general has been so polluted by crap. It's like the urban development of a city. Everyone who sets out to found a city has the best of intentions. It starts out clean, orderly and well organized but gradually atrophies. Suddenly, scum bags move into town and there are red light districts, neon signs, traffic jams, political fighting and the list goes on and on.
  • Re:Just enough (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Sponge Bath (413667) on Saturday January 12, 2013 @06:27PM (#42570343)

    ...stopping for wildlife

    You're doing it wrong. Vultures need to eat too.

  • by war4peace (1628283) on Saturday January 12, 2013 @09:26PM (#42571441)

    This is something I don't understand. People whine and complain that they sit in front of a screen too much time. At the same time, they do nothing about it.
    I, for one, wake up, play with my kid, take him and my wife out for a walk, then play some games until I go to work, where I eyeball monitors for 9 hours. I then come home in the dead of the night, play some more games, go to bed and start all over. During week-ends it's 50% of my waking time, the rest I spend with my family and friends.

    Sometimes (read: rarely) I wish there were no screens to look at, and sometimes (read: rarely) I wish I didn't have to sleep at all, so I could spend more time in front of those screens. Apart from those moments, I am satisfied with what I do. It's my choice to live this life. When I'll stop liking it, I'll do something about it.

  • by Kjella (173770) on Sunday January 13, 2013 @07:18AM (#42573507) Homepage

    It's totally meaningless to me because sitting in front of a screen is both work and play, intellectually challenging and vegetative, social and non-social, in short many things that can be both fun and not fun and can be suited to fit my mood. It's like asking me how much of my waking hours I spend wearing pants and how I feel about them. Well, that rather depends on what I actually do not that I happen to wear pants while doing it. Or actually no this is a silly analogy, yes to more pants-less activities.

  • Re:Almost All. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by 19thNervousBreakdown (768619) <davec-slashdot&lepertheory,net> on Sunday January 13, 2013 @11:54PM (#42578921) Homepage

    I wouldn't call looking things up that TV makes you think of being distractable, it's being active instead of passive. It's a good thing, looking up other sides to a news story, doing a quick Wikipedia safari on something that comes up that you don't know about, it's all much more intellectually demanding, and enriching, than just sitting there vegging out in front of the tube.

    And man, now I'm old. I'm calling the TV the "tube". I used to look at my grandparents/parents funny when they called the microwave the "radar range". Crap.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov


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