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Oct 9, 2007

Your Computer and You


It’s something a lot of bloggers already knew. A livescience.com article says one’s relationship with his computer is one he spends more time on than any other; it has become his most significant other. But is there supposed to be a ‘normal’ number of hours spent with someone’s PC or laptop, especially for those whose jobs are not tied to computers?

The same article points out that the results of a survey conducted earlier this year show 64 percent of Americans say they spend more time with their computer than with their significant other, and 84 percent said they were more dependent on their computer than they were three years ago.

Most parents do limit the number of hours their kids spend in front of the computer (same with watching TV, playing video games). But adults?

8 comments:

Bruce A. Bateman said...

So you were spending time on your computer (Yahoo home page to be specific) when you discovered that you, as an adult, were spending time on your computer. HMMMMMMMM

Now if you put a mirror on the wall behind you aimed in such a way that it reflected the image of you and your computer in the mirror on the wall in front and above you. You could be seen to be receeding into infinity on your computer. Hmmmmmmmmmm

I have just spent too much time on my computer so am signing off for a week or two.

rev said...

it's like my cellphone now, can't live and leave home without it. only goes to show that people progress through time with technology. In the future, the significant other would be a robot. the bicentennial men and women. (robin williams is that you?)

Boni said...

I can't live without my digital camera, but I also can't function without a good book near my bedside, so it's mid-tech for me. Thanks for choosing me as your pick of the week:)

lil_hammerhead said...

It'll be a sad day for women everywhere when they come out with the "vagina peripheral". :)

Anonymous said...

it's not a computer i can't live without; it's the cell phone!

The Writers said...

lil, that would be something else...

lil_hammerhead said...

:)To be fair, they might also invent the "Penis Peripheral", or the "PP" :)a more commercially pleasant name.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that just a fancy name for a USB-powered vibrator?

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