[internetworkers] I Can Quit The Net Anytime I Want? Now ReconnectMy DSL Before I Kill You

Wolfe, Joanna joanna.wolfe at oup.com
Fri Sep 24 13:16:37 EDT 2004


I think it's called big brother...

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> Sent: 	Friday, September 24, 2004 1:07 PM
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> Subject: 	Re: [internetworkers] I Can Quit The Net Anytime I
> Want? Now ReconnectMy DSL Before I Kill You
> 
> On Fri, 24 Sep 2004, matusiak wrote:
> 
> > I Can Quit The Net Anytime I Want ? Now Reconnect My DSL Before I
> Kill 
> > You
> > 
> > http://www.plastic.com/article.html;sid=04/09/24/12444337;cmt=6
> > 
> > Would you accept US$500 to go two weeks without Internet access?
> Think 
> > you could handle that? Well, a recent study on internet usage
> sponsored 
> > by Yahoo found that most participants were ready to return the 500
> 
> > bucks after only five days offline.
> > 
> > Regardless of age, household income or ethnic background, all 
> > participants in the ethnographic research study experienced
> feelings of 
> > loss, frustration and disconnectedness when cut off from the
> online 
> > world. Users described their time offline as "feeling left out of
> the 
> > loop," having to "resist temptation," and missing their "private
> escape 
> > time" during the day.
> 
> Somewhere right now, there's a reality tv show treatment being
> written.
> 
> Steve B
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