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QOTD: Do You Bring Your Laptop to the Toilet?

By , Marcus Yam - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 114 comments

Some call it multitasking ...

Marcus: I read today that 30 percent of Britons admit to browsing the mobile web while on the loo. This got me thinking, "how is this unusual when people read newspapers or magazines on the toilet all the time?" Really now, just as how many of us are turning to online sources for our information, why is it so bizarre for people to be using their laptops for reading material while on the toilet?

Jane: That is foul. I can deal with people taking the Kindle to the bathroom. That's essentially a book, and no one is going to be Skyping me from their Kindle while they're on the can. However, there's nothing worse than talking to a friend or colleague only to have them reveal they're "taking care of business" while the two of you are taking care of important business. Taking in a newspaper or magazine is fine, that's just like quiet time and who doesn't like a little quiet time every now and again? But come on, do you really need a virtual support group or someone to hold your hand? I think not. Cut the cord, that's what I say.

Marcus: But isn't that what netbooks are for? Not that I would know, I mean, I don't browse while on the toilet... maybe just write the occasional news story.

Jane: I can admit to rather precariously typing/surfing/shopping from the bath, but aside from that, no I do not browse on/from the toilet.

Alright, now it's your turn. Today's QOTD: Do you bring your laptop to the toilet?

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    scatrdfew , May 21, 2009 12:04 AM
    How ironic... guess where I'm reading this!
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    Geibys , May 21, 2009 12:09 AM
    scatrdfewHow ironic... guess where I'm reading this!


    I knew i wasn't the only one!
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    Daller , May 20, 2009 11:46 PM
    Nope, I crap in TURBO mode. :D 
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  • 11 Hide
    copenhagenlc , May 20, 2009 11:41 PM
    Yep, need to prove to myself i can do two things at once.
  • 10 Hide
    Anonymous , May 20, 2009 11:41 PM
    Yup. And then I go to stand up and realize my legs have gone dead. Fail.
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    thepinkpanther , May 20, 2009 11:44 PM
    i eat alot of indian/mexican food, i would be cruel to my laptop if i brought it wit me!
  • 18 Hide
    Daller , May 20, 2009 11:46 PM
    Nope, I crap in TURBO mode. :D 
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    B-Unit , May 20, 2009 11:46 PM
    Not always, but I have on occasion.
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    alaskan_handyman , May 20, 2009 11:51 PM
    Not very often but I have been known to from time to time.
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    ckthecerealkiller , May 21, 2009 12:00 AM
    I wouldn't, the bathroom is for another type of business.
    That and I would hate to accidentally accept a video chat request....
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2009 12:00 AM
    yep used to do it alot its kind of fun. chatting with friends in quite place. like having a laptop in a lost island.
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    secolliyn , May 21, 2009 12:00 AM
    No i take my Ipod tho
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2009 12:02 AM
    Never had the desire to SURF and POOP!
    Though I would be willing to do so if it was for the greater good of the mission!

  • 28 Hide
    scatrdfew , May 21, 2009 12:04 AM
    How ironic... guess where I'm reading this!
  • 20 Hide
    Geibys , May 21, 2009 12:09 AM
    scatrdfewHow ironic... guess where I'm reading this!


    I knew i wasn't the only one!
  • 4 Hide
    xpont8 , May 21, 2009 12:10 AM
    nope. i bring my xpress music phone tho and play sentimental songs. haha!
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2009 12:14 AM
    If I'm in the middle of surfing, and I have to poop, why not?
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    leafblower29 , May 21, 2009 12:19 AM
    secolliynNo i take my Ipod tho



    lol more like iPood
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    mook33 , May 21, 2009 12:28 AM
    this is the best thread ever.
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    ricardok , May 21, 2009 12:29 AM
    sure do.. why not? :) 
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    Shnur , May 21, 2009 12:40 AM
    I do, got a netbook and the only place I actually use is there... elsewhere I use computers with bigger screens.
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2009 12:45 AM
    Only my brown colored zune
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