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Back to Basics How long could you survive without the internet?

By Kirsten Osolind

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Entrepreneur dared me to go offline cold turkey for seven days--no e-mail, LinkedIn, AIM or Facebook (gulp!). A fearless technogeek (and online shoe shopper), I rose to the challenge. Here's my journal:

Sunday: Called T-Mobile and asked them to turn off my BlackBerry e-mail access. "Our servers are down," they informed me. "You'll have to go online in a few hours to make those account changes."

Friends taunted me with Facebook messages and pokes. T-Mobile finally canned my connectivity at noon.

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