In the 21st Century, computer habit isn’t all that rare any longer. Now that anyone can get a relatively good PC without breaking the bank, more people are getting habit without even knowing it. I can personally prove to computer habit being a real problem in society today.. With online banking, shopping, TV/movies games, and other various means of entertainment, There is really no need to leave the ..house other .than for physical, interaction.

It all starts when you open the internet browser for the first time and find something that is capable of holding your attention for what seems like only minutes, which eventually turns into hours. World of Warcraft is one of the major time ‘sink holes’, but let’s not forget about the companies that produce and support ‘mini games’ on Facebook like ‘Farmtown’, ‘YoVille’, ‘Mafia Wars’, among others. They’re all fueling internet-goers (that...)urges to stay online with the promise of more in-game currency and experience points.

Most of us have stayed on the computer much longer than we had originally planned. But, when you start looking for signs of computer addiction you can almost always notice the same guide. The typical pattern is as follows: lost track of time, conscious efforts to cut back on computer time and repeatedly failing, thinking frequently about the computer when not using it, or all the time looking forward to the next opportunity to use it. Others tend to use the computer as a means to get away from the Veal world’ when they’re feeling depressed or stressed.

REHANA BATOOL,

Lahore, April 13.