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If You Had To: Give Up Phone or Computer For a Weekend?

It's time for a classic game of "Would You Rather?" only instead of something saucy, we'll discuss something tech.

So: If you had to, would you rather go a weekend without your computer or your cell phone? Strip away all the work-arounds for either situation (you have a smartphone with a browser and email, you can send texts online), and think of it for convenience's sake.

Do you catch up on the blogs in your reader all weekend, and surf for fun? I do, and it would make giving up my computer painful. Do you make a lot of weekend plans and need the phone to coordinate with? I do, and not having my phone would definitely mess up my plans.


Everyone likes to be disconnected every once in awhile, but it sucks when it's against your will. So I'm making you choose: which one would you rather give up for a weekend?

Photo courtesy of The CW

kristints kristints 8 years
I would say I could easily go without my computer because I have an iPhone but if the choice was computer or regular cell phone I think I'd ditch the cell phone. I can email with people, talk on Skype, IM. I couldn't go without internet for any length of time...
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
smartphones are mini computers so take my computer for a week. but leave me my phone. i can always go to the library if i get desperate.
TrulyLoved TrulyLoved 8 years
my computer. my iphone can surf the web, check email, listen to music, watch tv and movies, read books and still talk/text my friends.
syako syako 8 years
phone. If I need to call someone, I can use skype. :)
Pampire Pampire 8 years
I would go without my computer, I have a blackberry!
Nomadik-Kitty Nomadik-Kitty 8 years
I'd go without the computer. I use both equally, but the phone can pretty much do it all and it's portable. Gotta love the iPhone. If only it had Flash support...
whispernaut whispernaut 8 years
I would rather get rid of my computer. Most weekends I'm not home to use it anyhow. Also I worry about being without a phone for safety reasons.
thescott thescott 8 years
I'd have to say computer. I, too, can do most of the stuff I do on my computer on my phone.
TawniRo TawniRo 8 years
Definitely my computer. I can access the internet, emails, etc. on my phone, so it wouldn't be too big of a deal.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 8 years
My phone. I hate talking on the phone anyway, and all my friends know this, so I'd just keep talking to them on messenger. Besides, there are about a million other things you can do with a computer, wouldn't want to miss those.
feinbaby feinbaby 8 years
why would we "strip away" things like 3g browsers? welcome to the future, yo! although i admit it is nicer to catch up on my blogs via my lapton in bed.
dreamie-me dreamie-me 8 years
I was thinking the same a Jensownmail, Skype and Google Chat are good alternatives to the phone especially with video chat feature. So, I would say I would rather give up my phone as well.
blossommac blossommac 8 years
phone... i can contact everyone using my computer
peacelovemusic peacelovemusic 8 years
definitely phone, i cannot live without my computer!!
Suspiria Suspiria 8 years
Cell phone. I HATE cell phone.
A-S-I-A A-S-I-A 8 years
Phone, you can do so much with a computer than with a phone.
TammyO TammyO 8 years
I'd give up my phone, no one calls me either. I can't live without the computer though.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Phone. Nobody really calls me, and I'm pretty much online 24/7.
vinnie vinnie 8 years
My computer, since I surf the internet on my phone anyway! Is that cheating?
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
i'm more inclined to say my computer since my phone is more portable. but i would miss the larger screen.
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