It would be harder to keep in touch with people who are far away. I might actually lose touch with them. I can't afford to visit, really, but maybe I would. I suppose I would have a lot fewer, but closer, friends. My friends would only be people who lived nearby.
The main problem for me would be I would make a lot less money, because in addition to my full time teaching job I teach for an online university.
I'd visit my friends a lot more often. I'd host dinners and parties to catch up with folks, instead of looking them up on Facebook. I'd read more and write lots of letters. And I'd probably spend a lot more time outdoors!
I would be reading books, instead of e-texts, and I could definitely free up some extra space in my house, getting rid of all those tvs and dvds. On the positive side, I do believe my house would be cleaner, and I would bake and cook more in the kitchen. On the down side, I would probably have to listen to incessant whining from my twin five year-olds who want to watch My Little Pony.
Living without these things would not improve my quality of life either, probably, though some good might come out of it.
Though I would likely read when I would have been watching movies and play music when I would otherwise have been listening to podcasts online, which seems good. However, there is a good chance I would feel like I was doing more work.
Well, I wouldn't be making any money off of eNotes. I don't use a mobile phone at this time, so that wouldn't be a problem. I would be less informed about the world since I would have less access to information. I would be more bored while I do housework and cook and such because I would not have anything to keep me entertained while I did that stuff (I try to read while doing that, but it's not easy to read while picking stuff up off the floor or while doing some parts of the cooking process). So I don't think it would be a completely good thing to be without that stuff.
I would certainly be reading, even more than I do now. I would listen to more music, get outside more, and probably spend family time playing board games, the way we all used to. My house would be cleaner, and I would spend more time cooking and baking. In short, I would do all the wonderful things people used to do before!