[internetworkers] I Can Quit The Net Anytime I Want? Now ReconnectMy DSL Before I Kill You
joanna.wolfe at oup.com
Fri Sep 24 13:16:37 EDT 2004
I think it's called big brother...
> From: burnett at pobox.com
> Reply To: Internetworkers:
> Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 1:07 PM
> To: internetworkers at lists.ibiblio.org
> 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
> > 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?
> > you could handle that? Well, a recent study on internet usage
> > 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
> > world. Users described their time offline as "feeling left out of
> > loop," having to "resist temptation," and missing their "private
> > time" during the day.
> Somewhere right now, there's a reality tv show treatment being
> Steve B
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