Hello, my name is kimananda, and I am an internet-aholic. I used to be able to curb my habit, as I only had personal access from my home computer, which is more often than not being used by someone else on evenings and weekends. However, with my new laptop, I can connect to the internet wirelessly, whenever I want, wherever there's a network available - and none of this 'I wouldn't join any network that would have me for a member' - I'll join them all (as long as I don't have to pay).
At first I actually thought this new wireless world was a blessing, and I still believe that. However, I have noticed the following changes in my life:
1) I feel the urge to take my laptop with me everywhere I go now, even though it weighs only slightly less than the sun.
2) I want to take my computer out of its case to check for new networks in any and all new locations. I wouldn't normally do this for fear of theft, but now I can't help myself!*
3) As soon as my boyfriend and I get home, we will often each go to our separate machines, and proceed to do computery things...alone. Of course, this means that we are neither fighting nor nagging, but we are also neither communicating nor cuddling.
So, is there a cure? Would I want a cure if there were one? And notice that I'm posting this on the internet, which may bias the response.
* So far, my results are, the library...wireless accessible, and the s-tog (the Greater Copenhagen area commute train)...not accessible. Further obsessive behaviour should lead me to all sorts of bars and cafes to check them for wireless, but I'm not quite that far gone...yet!