Wow Coasts,Technology is always burdened with this negative perception. Before the Internet, a person was considered scholarly for reading the newspaper each morning and watching the tv news in the evening. Some "reAlly eccentric" people subscribed to magazines (gasp) that provided them with more direct and specific information related to their interests. Now people have turned to computers in place of newspapers, television and magazines. Instead of dedicating an hour to the evening news, we catch 20 second blurbs on Twitter, email and elsewhere. You might argue that we're more in tune with the real world, as we no longer have to drop out to tune in.
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