Friday, November 14, 2008

ZenTiger The China Syndrome

If you are reading this post, you may be an addict.
China may well be the very first county to define Internet addiction as a disorder and give official recognition to it as a clinical disease. Essentially, you are addicted if you find yourself using the Internet more than six hours per day, or exhibit a number of symptoms such as insomnia, difficulty concentrating, mental or physical stress, irritation or experience the desire to go back online.
Of course, in a socialist country like New Zealand, it would mean long term unemployed who spend too much time on the net may be eligible for tax payer funded therapy. Perhaps even people caught surfing at work who subsequently lose their jobs might be able to claim addiction as the cause under ACC? I wonder if the drugs used to "cure" the addiction will result in new addictions? And therapists could get addicted to huge fee schedules.

Can we really afford for John Key to fund broadband throughout NZ?

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Related Link: Yet another disorder?

Related Link: Internet Addiction

2 comment(s):

homepaddock said...

But blogging doesn't count, does it? :)

ZenTiger said...

Probably not.

Indeed, I only blog for the therapeutic aspect. So how could that be an addiction?

And there's a few that visit the blog that come here for the 5 minute argument, but then stay on and pay for the full half hour.

We're a public service, that's what we are.

Although some accidentally walk into here thinking they can dish out abuse. That's the blog down the hall on the left. Far left.

Stupid gits.

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