What Can You Do in an Hour?

Today on Geeks, there’s a forum post talking about having limited online time. The poster states that you should imagine for a moment that a law has been passed, allowing you only one hour of Internet time per day. There’s no way around this. After an hour, the Internet just shuts down. Can you even begin to process that thought? I nearly hyperventilated when I did. However, it was kind of a neat exercise. What would you do with your hour a day? Would you exchange emails with friends and family? Are you a Twitter addict, who would spend the entire hour sending out frantic tweets? Or would you maybe spend some time catching up on what everyone else is up to?

I honestly cannot say what I’d do with only one hour per day – nor what I’d find to do with the other hours I was awake. I mean, being online is my work AND my fun time. What the hell else am I supposed to do? If you even say to go outside, I’ll likely have to hurt you. While you’re trying to come up with a smart remark, make sure you click over to check out what’s new and hot on our downloads site today. You’ll find some excellent deals there!

What are your thoughts? What would you do online if you could only spend one hour per day connected to the World Wide Web?

10 thoughts on “What Can You Do in an Hour?”

  1. I would do everything that i had to do first and have all the things that I’m going to do ready for that one hour to get the most out of it that I can.

  2. It’s both work and fun for me as well so I’m not really sure — what ever the answer, one thing’s for sure … I’d need a couple of giant monitors and my multi-tasking cap.

  3. Just like air expands to fill available space, the things that one does on the internet have evolved or expanded over a period if time coinciding with what is available and can be done on the net. So now that we have grown used to it, it is unthinkable about internet being timed at one hour per day. There was a time not long ago when I eagerly awaited two hours or less per week of internet on a weekend day. I would only do email and I had a geocities web page I think showing my resume which I updated. So people would probably only do email and most important contacts chat thingies if allowed only one hour of online time.

  4. I WOULD DO THE SAME THING WE DID WHEN YOU PAID BY THE MINUTE FOR INTERNET/COMPUTER TIME WHEN A MODEM ONLY HAD 2400BDS TO WORK WITH . I WORK OFFLINE AND ONLY GO ONLINE TO UPLOAD AND DOWN. MOST ARE NOT OLD ENOUGH TO REMMBER THOSE DAYS I DO AND LOVE MY 10M ALWAS ON CONNECTION

  5. Well, with an hour of internet, I’d have to use some email software to type up all my messages offline, so that when I finally DO get online during my hour, I just have to send them and receive my new mail… It’ll be like snail mail (USPS), but online. Other than that, I’d have to cope with the fact that I can’t get my facebook, myspace, etc, updated very often as I need the internet to get work done and do product research.

    I’d be in pain. That’s all I could say… although I would do prep work beforehand to use my time wisely.

  6. Only ONE hour???!!! Not fair, in my book. I am like you Chris, I wouldn’t know what to do, in only ONE hour!!! I am on my computer at minium, when I am at near death, 6 hours a day. My computer is on almost 24/7. Let’s just pray that the government doesn’t think of this and make it into a law. Geeze!!!

  7. I probably couldn’t live with only an hour online. Don’t tell me to spend the rest of my time outside either, i’d probably be charged for attempted murder… =|

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