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Old 09-23-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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Techno addiction

Psychology Today has identified a new condition known as "Techno Addiction."
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...techno-addicts

I think it must be rife on this forum...

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Old 09-23-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
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pff, don't be silly. i can stop whenever i want to.

(actually it looks like an interesting article, thanks patricia ! i'll read it tomorrow. i mean, in a few hours, after i go to sleep and wake up again. )
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:35 PM   #3
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Hrmmmm... the article irritated me a little. It practically said, "we can get addicted to anything we enjoy, hence we can get addicted to various aspects of technology!" Ummm, yep, I guess

However, internet addictions and gaming addictions are quite real - it's just the way the article's written that set my teeth on edge! But then, maybe psychology's supposed to be about going round in circles and never really saying much...
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:54 PM   #4
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Hmmm, I thought psychology was all about figuring out why I do the things I do so I could stop doing the dumb things. If I read the article, will I figure out why I now have three e-readers, and how to stop getting more? Or maybe that's not one of the dumb things. Or is it?
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:51 AM   #5
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Well, it depends. Have you ever noticed how some people decide as soon as they start to enjoy something that it's then time to stop doing it? Even if whatever it is is perfectly harmless? I never did figure that mindset out. Yeah, I enjoy technology. I like my gadgets, and I'd have more of them if I had more money. I guess the key to anything is moderation: I'm not going to sacrifice food to buy the latest tech gadget. Am I addicted? Probably. Do I care? Nope, not in the least.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:27 AM   #6
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I'm not going to sacrifice food to buy the latest tech gadget.
This one, I've actually done back when I was in college. No going out to fastfood or restaurants, just stick to home-cooked meals. Eat dinner early (5-ish) and go to bed early so that I won't get hungry and go for a midnight snack. Walk instead of paying for bus fare.

Now that I'm working, it's easier to feed my tech addiction and myself which probably explains why I'm 50lbs overweight. Lol, seems like being a poor tech addict is good for the health.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:38 AM   #7
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LOL!! I meant *all* food, I think. Yeah, I'll be skipping fast food lunches out if that Microsoft dual tablet ever comes to fruition, to save up for it. But eating ramen to afford it, probably not.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:59 AM   #8
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Hmmm, I thought psychology was all about figuring out why I do the things I do so I could stop doing the dumb things. If I read the article, will I figure out why I now have three e-readers, and how to stop getting more? Or maybe that's not one of the dumb things. Or is it?
No, psychology is all about paying the laddie $300 at the door, just ask pshrynk!
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:29 AM   #9
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Look at me, your arms are feeling heavy, your eye lids droop, you're feeling tired, sooo tired, you're not a techno addict anymore, you can stop, log out and shut down your computer NOW.
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Hrmmmm... the article irritated me a little. It practically said, "we can get addicted to anything we enjoy, hence we can get addicted to various aspects of technology!" Ummm, yep, I guess
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It doesn't seem to me to be a new addiction, but rather just another aspect of PIAMPBEDOABSATPATIS Syndrome (Pharmaceutical Industry And Medical Practitioner Bodies Expanding Definitions Of "Aberrant Behaviour" So As To Prescribe And Treat It Syndrome).

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Get over it.

$300 please. you can pay the laddy at the door.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:31 PM   #15
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They should at least get their terms right. It is tech addiction. Techno addiction is an addiction to horrible club music.
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