for surviving Web addiction
1. I will have a cup of coffee in
the morning and read my newspaper like I used to, before the
2.I will eat breakfast with a knife and fork and not
with one hand typing.
3.I will get dressed before
4.I will make an attempt to clean the house, wash
clothes, and plan dinner before even thinking of the Web.
will sit down and write a letter to those unfortunate few friends and
family that are Web-deprived.
6.I will call someone on the
phone who I cannot contact via the Web.
7.I will read a
book...think I still remember how.
8.I will listen to those
around me and stop telling them to turn the TV down so I can hear the
music on the Web.
9.I will not be tempted during TV
commercials to check for e-mail.
10.I will try leave the house at
least once a week, whether it is necessary or not.
remember that my bank is not forgiving if I forget to balance my cheque
book because I was too busy on the Web.
12. I will remember I must
go to bed sometime...the Web will always be there tomorrow!
comments about the above rules, and how they'll never work for
Drinking coffee ??! Yeeuuurrkk!! I hate coffee! And reading the
newspaper.. no way.. what a waste of a tree!I can get the same
information via the web.
2.Who has time for breakfast these
days ??? If i have time for breakfast, then I have time to sleep-in just a
few minutes longer! -
3.I don't even get up before noon!. -
Some days i don't go to bed either!
4. Cleaning the house ?? - That's
woman's work!.. That's why I get my brother to do it!.. He acts like an
old woman sometimes. - Washing my clothes ? - Hell.. i only put these
things on four days ago... there's at least another weeks wear I can get
out of them before i think about washing them.
Planning dinner? For me
that is remembering where i put the Dial-a-kebab
5. I can't write properly, my joined up writing is
illegible, even I have trouble reading it sometimes. As for having friends
who don't own a computer.. well.. last time I saw them was the day before
I left college... in the late 1980's!
6. As I said in reply
(5), I don't know anyone who doesn't have access the the Web, Why would I
want to contact someone who is technically challenged
7. Ok.. I do still read books, but that is only
during my lunch break, as they don't let staff use the works computers for
surfing the web during the lunch time break, and calling the web via my
laptop and my mobile phone costs an arm and a leg.
I don't have that problem... I have my own special sound-proofed room as
my computer room, where I can cut-out all external noise coming from the
rest of my house.
9. I more likely to be tempted to go and
check what's on the TV, while I wait for my e-mail to
10.Leave the house ? - Don't you know all web addicts are
really Agoraphobic, which is how they got to be a web addict in the first
11.That one is no problem, with all this modern
internet banking, I can balance my chequebook while I am on
12. Bed.. what is that then ??? - Does crashing out on the
sofa count ??