express1
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Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:57 pm

Hi all

I was watching a tv programme last night, (news night,with Trevor McDonald, and one news story he read out was that Elton John want's the Internet closed down fo 5 years to see how everyone around the world cope with out it.

Question.

If this did happen,how would you cope without a Internet service for 5 years? and what would you do as a replacement.

for me,it will mean i have to go back to the yellow pages,and the phone book for info, and back to using a type writer.

dave
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:25 pm

I would invent the Tinterweb.....exactly the same as the Internet....but would still be allowed as it is not the 'Internet' Big grin.
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express1
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:26 pm

Quoting BAPILOT2B (Reply 1):

WTF!!!!!!?
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:27 pm

Quoting Express1 (Thread starter):
If this did happen,how would you cope without a Internet service for 5 years? and what would you do as a replacement.

I can and do cope without the internet for a few weeks every year by choice. Life isn't as convenient in a lot of ways, but it's doable. It's like I haven't had a cell phone for about 3 years now. When I'm out and about, I use a pay phone, and call my voicemail a couple of times a day for messages, and survive just fine without people being able to reach me 24/7.

The biggest thing I notice without the 'net is I use my landline phone a lot more for keeping up with people, and read the newspaper more in depth.

I'm not sure why Sir Elton proposes 5 years though--you'd think sales of his music would plummet, since people would have to physically go buy his CDs, rather than ordering them over the web, or downloading from somewhere like iTunes.
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:33 pm

I would put a Fatwah on Elton John and close him down.....I'm not spending 5 years actually talking to my kids....bugger off, some things were never meant to be.... Smile
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:35 pm

It seems that,for some, forget how we maneged before the Internet arrived,like most things we have now,to make our life easier, but also making us more lazy too.

dave
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:42 pm

Not being able to post on A.Net for 5 years!

Oh I can't anyway...

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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:50 pm

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 6):

No such thing as can't Kieron, get posting!!!!!
 Big grin

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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:38 pm

Quoting Express1 (Thread starter):
Elton John want's the Internet closed down for 5 years

I think he might be punching just a little bit above his weight there...
 
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:31 pm

Someones obviously been spreading stories that Elton is really a heterosexual via the internet.
 
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:14 pm

Quoting Express1 (Thread starter):
Elton John want's the Internet closed down fo 5 years

Funny, I never figured Elton John for a luddite.
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:20 pm

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 8):

Have you seen the size of him lately ? he can't possibly "punch a little bit above his weight"  Big grin
 
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:45 pm

If the internet was down for five years, I'm not sure what I'd do. I'm sure that I'd be spending alot more time at the airport and stuff like that. But I don't think it's ever going to happen, so we don't have to worry about that.  Smile
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:00 am

It's not our personal responses that matter, its the fact that the world economy would crash and we would all go back to the dark ages.

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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:03 am

As it actually said on that programme, would it not be better to shut Elton John down for five years as an experiment to see how we all cope then?
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:10 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 14):
As it actually said on that programme, would it not be better to shut Elton John down for five years as an experiment to see how we all cope then?

I'd gladly see that crazy old attention whore fool shut down indefinitely. What a tool.

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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:54 am

Quoting Express1 (Thread starter):
how would you cope without a Internet service for 5 years?

Without going into too much detail, not very well.
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:19 am

Finally, an excuse to post this video from The Onion.
Not about the internet shitting down, bit its similar.


Breaking News: All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash

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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:30 am

News Knight... now that was funny TV.

Last week when they were on about the Tour De France and the Germans wanting to keep it a 'pure race' - Jesus Christ, I couldn't stop laughing.

Shame the series has ended.
 
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:31 am

Bah, it's all just a series of tubes anyways.  biggrin 
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:44 am

Quoting Express1 (Thread starter):
If this did happen,how would you cope without a Internet service for 5 years? and what would you do as a replacement.

Ooohh... I feel giddy just thinking about it. I use my mobile [cell] phone as if it provides oxygen... 30 texts a day... and the internet, it's free [mum pays for it] and therefore, use it waaaaay more. I'd cry if I weren't able to talk to my online friends, haha

Quoting BAPILOT2B (Reply 1):
I would invent the Tinterweb.....exactly the same as the Internet....but would still be allowed as it is not the 'Internet'

That's a fab idea man!  laughing 

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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:51 pm

I'll give up the internet for five years if he gives up all his personal assistants for five years.
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RE: Elton John,want's The Internet Closed Down?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:18 pm

Yep. Shut down Elton John for 5 years. Am I alone in thinking his music is corny crap?

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