The Disconnected Stay Disconnected

from the no-need-for-that-internet-thing dept

As many of us have seen the internet become even more important to our daily lives, it appears the the core group of people unconnected to the internet are remaining unconnected. For some people, they just don't see the need for the internet and don't seem to want to be convinced either way. Some of it may be the cost, but it sounds like some percentage of Americans simply have no interest in joining the online age, no matter what the cost is. So, even as internet access has become cheaper and more ubiquitous, those same non-users are choosing to remain non-users.

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  • identicon
    dorpus, 24 Oct 2005 @ 3:22am

    Lead Us Not To Temptation

    Will going online cause you to eat too much and drink too much, like these new sushi and sake-shaped USB's?

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    VonSkippy, 24 Oct 2005 @ 9:58am

    Who Cares?

    Who cares if people choose to avoid the Internet?

    I choose not to have a piece of technology many offices still have .. a fax machine.

    If they want to communicate with me, they're on the net, if they're not, they don't exist in my book (sorry Grandma).

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    Bob, 25 Oct 2005 @ 12:42am

    Connected

    This is interesting, and even more so would be studies done comparing groups of the connecteds and disconnecteds, in areas like stress level, memory loss, concentration, overall happiness, etc.

    The results may give an indication as to why the group stays unconnected.

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