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Can You Live Without Your Gadgets?

Most of us these days are so dependent on technology. Our gadgets seem to be a lifeline, so much so that if we are not with them at all times, we feel naked and lost. A lot of people even testify that losing something like a USB 3.0 docking station or leaving their smartphone at home would make them feel so disoriented, they may not be able to work properly throughout the day. Some even say they’€™d rather lose their wallets and house keys rather than lose their gadgets!


But in this tech-crazed world, would you believe that there are still people who choose to go old school and not be connected to anything that involves high technology and gadgetry? This goes true especially to academics, thinkers, and people who are related to literature. Even in the world of writers, there are those who refuse to yield to the appeal of modern technology and instead go green and compose their work in either longhand or typewriter. Now that’€™s definitely a huge help to Mother Earth, not to mention they would probably be saving a lot on electricity bills.

Orhan Pamuk, a Nobel Prize-winning author, is the first from his country, Turkey, to win the accolade. He writes his masterpieces on a graph paper notebook, with the left page filled with his writings and the facing page left blank for his editor’s comments and revisions. Pamuk claims the lack of a backspace button instills a discipline in him when writing.

Kazuo Ishiguro, a British novelist of Japanese ancestry with novels such as The Remains of the Day and never Let Me Go, has won some of the most prestigious literary honors such as the Man Booker Prize. His method is amazing as it is precise -€“ he initially writes starting from flow charts, folders of narratives and plot, and carefully auditioned narrators. He takes two years to finish this process before writing his first drafts.

The master of the spy novel, John Le Carre, has time and again said that he has an allergy to computers. He writes his drafts by hand before letting his wife type them using a typewriter. Now that’s something cool, considering a lot of the protagonists in his spy books employ so much high tech gadgetry in their adventures!

The thing with living in such a high-tech world is that while they provide the utmost of conveniences, they can also make you totally reliant to the point of feeling useless if you don’€™t have them. Just look at the examples above; you can be great even without any of them. But that would be boring, right? So, use your USB 3.0 docking station stand in moderation!

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Heather Brigs is a freelance writer who loves Fashion and Technology. She writes technology articles for, a site where you can buy thunderbolt cable for Mac, lightning usb cable, usb 3.0 docking station and 4-port ipad charging station for affordable prices.



  1. Debu Shah

    March 10, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Its true that gadgets have become part of life because they made lot of things simple and fast for us.Specially when we are on travel it helps us to be in touch with our work too.So chances of downfall goes down and yes! every positive prospectus has its negative effect too so as gadget.Somwhow it is taking us away from our personal life.I only wish that a negative effect of being introvert should not come under characteristics of us.

    Example of Novelist in your blog is good.It gives good illustration.

    • Heather Brigs

      March 10, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Hi, Debu!
      I also hope we can still be socially more personable even with all the technology.

  2. Nidhi

    March 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Hello, yes you are very right. We are so dependent upon gadgets day by day. As i am blogger from past one year but right now I can’t imagine my life without my laptop. Thats addiction.

    • Heather Brigs

      March 10, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Hi, Nidhi!
      If it works for you and helps you so much, it can;t be that bad, I’m sure!

  3. Ahsanul Karim

    March 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Everyone is today attached to one or more than one Gadgets.I think without them no one can exist a moment.

    • Heather Brigs

      March 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Hi, Ahsanul!
      Which gadget are you mosy attached to?

  4. Peter

    March 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    actually I couldn’t live without my 3d printer since I’ve got it:) btw it has made my life truly easier, I can now hack anything. Although I’m a newbie to the whole maker and tinkerer culture, I enjoy it! I’m planning to build my own 3d printer for the next time! of course, actually, I couldn’t live without my communication stuff because that’s how my business works. maybe I would find another job if I lost my gadgets:)

    • Heather Brigs

      March 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Hi, Peter!
      It’s good that your gadgets are an integral part of your livelihood.

  5. Rohit Dubey

    March 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    If you beleive me I can leave for a month or two without gadgets but how can you ask for whole life.Living without gadgets for whole life is really impossible for me.

    • Heather Brigs

      March 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Hi, Rohit!
      How about three months?

  6. Archie Damico

    March 13, 2014 at 1:10 am

    The fact that today is the world of smartphones and gadgets, i doubt people can live without it. Most of us rely on our smartphones because it helps our daily living easier, better and more convenient.

  7. Lalita Bisht

    May 5, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I can’t leave without my gadgets. Without them I can’t even think of spending a day. I think no one can live without their gadgets. Gadgets have become an important part of everyone’s life.

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