Vince's point is a bit hyperbolic, but it is valid. I was listening to
VPR the other day where they were interviewing "recovering internet
addicts". These individuals had to participate in a program to help wean
them off the internet because their chronic dependence (all day, every
day) was having a deleterious effect on the quality of their lives.
Doctors recommend 81 mg of aspirin a day to ward off heart ailments.
Wouldn't that be a useful and safe level of drug use? Drugs have
beneficial aspects, just like the internet. But both can be abused.
The only point I'm making here is that the comparison between the two is
neither disingenuous, nor does it cloud the debate. It's actually a
valid and interesting comparison.
Arthus Erea wrote:
> So now the Internet is a drug?
> There is no useful or safe level of drug use, but there are plenty of
> good reasons students will have to use Internet and social networking
> in the real world and within their own lives.
> To compare the two is simply disingenuous and clouds the debate.
> On Sep 21, 2009, at 9:15 PM, Vincent Rossano wrote:
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