Cell phone, for sure. I rarely use mine.
If you gave me a week or so to sort some things out I'd be happy to give up the internet.
I agree with 'Noke. I am in no way shape or form connected with the use of the internet. I would much rather be able to communicate with people via the cell phone than be able to surf the net. There are books, there are movies, there are magazines, news programs on tv. Internet is a nice luxury, but I could give it up. Well, I would have to make an exception: I would have to use it to write papers for school probably. I don't know. I could give it all up to make a point though too.
While there is a lot I do online that is "unnecessary," I don't think of the internet as a luxury anymore - my communications with colleagues, students, family and friends are almost exclusively dependent on the internet (and people expect to be able to contact me that way, too - it's not just my expectation on them). The internet is also my primary source of information - news or otherwise. Much/most of my banking, shopping is online, too. And, as Uri's been looking for work - his job search and application/resume submissions have all been online (most of these jobs are available to be viewed and applied for only
I was just talking on the phone with a friend from CA the other day (a friend whom I haven't talked to for at least a year); we used to write each other long, hand-written letters, and we were getting rather nostalgic about those days - there is something beautifully physical about sitting down, putting a pen to paper, folding the paper, putting it in an envelope, and taking the envelope out to the mailbox. But I just don't write letters anymore - my friend and I have mostly quick exchanges over email or Facebook - our time is so limited; even phone calls are difficult - we were interrupted several times in our conversation by our children. The truth is, if not for the internet, we'd probably have contact with one another once or twice a year . . . at best.
Anyway, I don't think giving up the internet is in any way practical for me; i just need to be more disciplined about my time on it. Starting