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    What do you think you'd be doing for a living if there were no Internets ...?

    Assuming you work in the industry—which most of you probably do—have you ever wondered which direction your career path might have gone without the Internet?

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    I would've ended up a research scientist in biotech or nanotech. I loved the more advanced science classes I had a chance to take in college, my professors are always interested in my joining their research teams, and I try to keep up with a couple journals still.

    But the internet is here, I'd been infatuated with computers since I was a kid, so I didn't end up going down that path...

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    Without the internet I'd probably have a lot more computer related work than I do now.
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    I'd probably be a programmer... or basically, I'd be what I am now... a survivor

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    this is an interesting question

    i'd still be working in & teaching IT and probably more in the assembly line of things also rather than the web design, i still do both but probably mostly the nerdy stuff - ive always been into computers anyway so I wouldve still been working in this field just not dossing online as much although that said, i dont spend as much time online as i used to, sometimes it was like all day at times a few years ago but nowadays its an hour here and there

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    I'd ditch the career thing and go travelling the world, much more fun than being someones slave

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    Without Internet we are so helpless and limited too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molona View Post
    I'd probably be a programmer...
    Ditto.

    Now if there were also no computers, I'd probably work as a coat hanger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by php_daemon View Post
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    Now if there were also no computers, I'd probably work as a coat hanger.
    now thats interesting too - i think i'd be a labourer definitely something outdoors maybe gardening/florist or construction

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizwizzy
    now thats interesting too - i think i'd be a labourer definitely something outdoors maybe gardening/florist or construction
    Well you certainly wouldn't be a waitress

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    I really have no idea. I'd have probably gone into accountancy, largely because I'm pretty good with numbers, and it pays well.
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    i will just be sleeping

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    Without the Internet... I have absolutely no idea, I was planning on another career before I got into this job professionally however computing has always been at the core of my job and social life so I dread to think what would have happened to me otherwise, a very scary thought indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    Well you certainly wouldn't be a waitress

    What made u say that?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizwizzy
    What made u say that?!
    Intuition

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    when i said labourer i meant working in construction - not being a waitress or something lol

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    You could be a ballerina, yes?

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    nah id break my ankles and everything else

    but listen, u could definitely be a ballerina

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    Wouldn't guys be ballerinos?

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    well thats one name to call them

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    I think Saul' would make a great ballerino!

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    yeah he would

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    You wouldn't need to pay Saul any salary...He'd definately would dance for Mizwizzy's green sweaters... he likes them so much!

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    oh molona, i thought we had forgotten about this lol

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    Sorry. I couldn't help it


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