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Did You Bring A Laptop On Your Last Vacation?

Just when I thought I was the only person to vacation with my laptop, (honestly, last trip I took there were five computers for four people - don't ask), I read that one in five people took computers on their most recent vacations. According to an AP-Ipsos poll, 80 percent said they brought along their cell phones, which means very few vacationers are leaving the office behind.

The study also showed that one in five people did some work while vacationing, and about the same number checked office messages or called in to see how things were going. So who is to blame? Is it demanding bosses, smartphones, super slim laptops, or the fact that most every mainstream hotel has WiFi or internet access?

I say it's a combination of those factors, plus the fact that we have become so accustomed to our digital lifestyle that we cannot unplug.

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audreystar audreystar 9 years
yes me and my friends bring our computers on our beach vacation with us to kansas to get sexy tans. we
liladdieshudiva liladdieshudiva 10 years
I didn't bring my laptop, but I wish I had. I missed it.
Nightwind Nightwind 10 years
I just got my laptop in October, and it goes with me everywhere. I have not been on a vacation yet, but it will be coming along, no doubt.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i always do. :) its great to watch movies on at night in a hostel room (no tvs!) or to look something up on, also to upload pictures...or play games on...oh so many things i love about having my lappy on vacation. :)
woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
I feel like i have to detach myself from the laptop when I'm on vacation. but i end up looking for it.
kneesocks kneesocks 10 years
I'm going on vacation with a friend, his family & another friend in about a month. My friend's father wants to "challenge" us to go for a week without our laptops, but since there's free internet in the house/computers are a great place to dump photos & get directions, we've told him it's just not happening.
SweetMagicFairy SweetMagicFairy 10 years
Sure i did, i hardly go anywhere without it =D
blackdiamonds blackdiamonds 10 years
Yes, I needed it to download pictures of my camera and stay connected as well :D
ALSW ALSW 10 years
This is so sad. I meant to and then halfway to our destination, realized that I'd left it at home! But I was only planning to use it to watch DVD's and such. :)
Danni99 Danni99 10 years
I had homework to do on my last vacation. Both of them actually.
wowjules wowjules 10 years
On my last vacation, my husband and I went with my parents - I don't own a laptop, but my father does, and he brought it. So of course, we used that whenever he wasn't on it.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
I didn't but I don't have my laptop yet.
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
No, It is good to get away from everything when you go on vacation. Specially with your husband :)
dali137 dali137 10 years
I was going to but my uber-geeky friend brought his laptop and 2 smart phones. We used the laptop tethered to a blackberry in the car on the way to look for directions on google. And his other phone for a smaller walking-size Google Maps. I also used his laptop to dump my pics on so I could shoot as many as I wanted. good deal.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 10 years
When I go away I'm never really gone...
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