Luddite Backlash: Modern Electronics Are Addictive!

So the regressive Luddite low IQ brigades among us have once again decided to trot out the tired old “Computers are an addiction!” nonsense again.

Detox clinic to help addicted gamers

An addiction center is opening Europe’s first detox clinic for video game addicts, offering in-house treatment for people who can’t leave their joysticks alone.

Video games may look innocent, but they can be as addictive as gambling or drugs — and just as hard to kick, says Keith Bakker, director of Amsterdam-based Smith & Jones Addiction Consultants.

Then theres this:

Hotel: Put that ‘CrackBerry’ down, you addict!

BlackBerry addicts have a crack at freedom when they check into one Chicago hotel: the manager will put the communications devices and others like them under lock and key for guests who want a break.

Rick Ueno, general manager of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel, said the program that began on Wednesday grew out of his own personal BlackBerry addiction. His one-step recovery was switching to a regular cell phone.

Oh Please!

Are we hearing renewed rumblings of the movement that wants to restrict your access to electronics?

How long before you can only use a computer if you are over 21?

Pretty soon I’m going to have to start going to those meetings…

Bob: “Hi My name is Bob”

Group: “Hi Bob!”

Bob “I’m a Compuholic, it’s been one week since I used my keyboard”

Group: Roundly Applauds Bob