Are computers addictive?

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Blog entry by revieck posted 1542 days ago 860 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lighting got my computer on May 27…People say computers can be addictive,I say not so! Just because I couldn’t keep my mind on my work wondering what was the next blog post from TopamaxSurvivor was about? I had cold sweats wanting to know the next project from tyskkvinna!! What was being done on LJ? I just had to know, I couldn’t wait! My skin would crawl from wonder of how did Steve’s chair turn out?
I got my unit back today, all my questions got answered…Are computers addictive? I say no…I CAN QUIT ANY TIME I WANT TO !! Ron

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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#1 posted 1542 days ago

Beer ain’t addictive, either- I quit drinking it every day about an hour before bedtime!

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Steven H

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#2 posted 1542 days ago

Woodworking as a hobby is a addiction.

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#3 posted 1542 days ago

I’m glad Ljs is not additive

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1542 days ago

Now, TV’s are addictive and senseless. Computers are educational devises to ask those questions inquiring minds want to know. LOL

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#5 posted 1542 days ago


-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 1542 days ago

I usually spend an average of 30 minutes a day on the computer. I look at Lumberjocks and enjoy other peoples work, post an occasional project and a few comment online and order some supplies online. Anything more than that gets old very quick. I enjoy sitting down and reading a magazine and can spend hours at a time doing so.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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David Craig

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#7 posted 1542 days ago

Seeing as my job is computer related, I feel compelled to keep LJs up during my working hours. Thank goodness the company is more worried about monitoring the activity to porn sites than woodworking communities. :)

Glad you are back revieck.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#8 posted 1542 days ago

I try to limit my time on the computer to 16 hours per day. More than that, might indicate a problem.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#9 posted 1542 days ago

No! Definately NOT Addictive! Sometimes I get Really BORED so I ….

Do some Eye Exercises by Counting the Black Dots …


OR …Work on a Design for a New Box …

Box Design

OR…. Draw a New Animal.

Elephant Legs

Lots Of Other Stuff To Do!!!!!


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#10 posted 1542 days ago

Rick, that elephaphant is obsessed by the fixed idea ”...and yet somebody is following me”

-- Antonio

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#11 posted 1542 days ago

L J can be addictive but not a computer

Rick there are great….......LOL

David you are a lucky man having fun while you get paid for serius work … wonders


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#12 posted 1541 days ago

Yes. But then everybody has something they wouldn’t give up and I mean everybody.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#13 posted 1541 days ago

Ever since I discovered LJ’s, I sit in front of this screen at least an hour EVERY night! My wife has given up on me and just makes eyes at me. My workbench misses me!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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