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If Computers were made illegal....

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by berry, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. berry

    berry Active Member

    Our reliance on technology could one day be our downfall...

    The EU made certain lightbulbs illegal this weekend,

    A bit of fun to throw things out there,but......

    What would you do if overnight Computers were made illegal? If someone degreed that Computers like smoking caused a certain disease and were outlawed along with the technology. Could we survive? how would we survive? what would happen to you as a designer or developer? Is it a bad thing? Pencils anyone?
  2. tim

    tim Senior Member

    Screw pencils, I didn't get into web design to just draw it on paper!

    If this actually happened, I'm pretty sure I'd organise a rampage against the government.
  3. berry

    berry Active Member

    But the mark of a good design or idea is that it should be transferable. Never rely on technique or production for an idea translation. ie: Michelangelos Sistine Chapel, The Apple Logo, The latest Bond film. etc etc. If you can describe it and scribble it, concept sold. Use the common 'Elevator Pitch" process - imagine you had 40 second in an elevator to sell your concept or idea to the 'Big Man' till the lift stopped. Could you do it?

    Anyway. what would you do if they took your toys away?????
  4. blueocto

    blueocto Senior Member

    I guess we'd have to go back to old skool ways; but web design would be out of the question lol
  5. Psygon

    Psygon Junior Member

    Given this story on BBC news this morning: BBC NEWS | Technology | Carbon cost of Googling revealed it's not *that* someone might suggest outlawing computers or curbing the time people spend on them!!

    No idea what I would do without computers though. My addiciton to PopCap games would finally be curbed though...
  6. mrleesimpson

    mrleesimpson Guest

    I'd go underground. Have a secret society of designers and developers working for the resistance.
  7. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    I agree with berry on this, Design is design, reguardless of the media it is presented within. A designer should be able to work within any field of "design"

    Its all about understanding what your doing and creating accordingly.


    In response to the google co2 thread, theres something super cool about google - they always manage to come accross as a knoweldgeable, respectable company (as you would expect) but at the same time playful.

  8. tim

    tim Senior Member

    TBH stats like that are never 100% accurate.

    @ Berry: True about design being design on a computer or not, but I'm crap at design anywhere other than a compooper.
  9. Timmo

    Timmo Member

    I'd join. Don't know what i'd do without my computer.
  10. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    get your head outside the box then!

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