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October 7, 2003

Technology addiction

From the “Just because it’s electronic, it must be new and dangerous”: department comes this study from a bunch of British psychiatrists.

More and more people are succumbing to so called “technology addictions,” spending hours tapping on mobile phones or surfing the Internet, one of Britain’s best known psychiatric clinics said on Saturday.

Sitting in a coffee shop talking with your friends and reading books for long stretches of time must then be equally addictive and dangerous, right? Because they wouldn’t be singling out certain activites based only on the technology involved, right?