QuoteSixty five percent of adults feel they cannot live without Internet access, and even more - 71 percent - responded that it is important or very important to have Internet-enabled devices that can provide them with real-time updates on important issues including the state of the economy.
When asked to rate certain discretionary items on a scale of 1 (completely expendable) to 5 (cannot live without it), having Internet access ranks highest among the items listed, with 65 percent of U.S. adults reporting they cannot live without it. The following items and activities were ranked below Internet access in importance: cable television subscriptions (39 percent); dining out (20 percent); shopping for clothes (18 percent); and, gym membership (10 percent).
This confirmed what I personally believed to be true - that the Internet is essential, maybe even indispensible, especially during the current economic situation we're facing. But what really surprised me here was just how essential the Internet has become. More than half ranked the Internet as completely expendable over things like cable TV, dining out and even gym memberships! If asked, I suppose I'd also make the same choices.
Said By TornadoYou've posted more in this thread than anyone tard.
Said By areamikeBack to the topic at hand. I guess the Internet would be more important than sex if you have never had sex. However, I'm willing to bet that even all of the people here that have had sex still spend more time on the Internet than having sex. Myself included. So, I don't think it is a fact of which is more important, it is a fact of which one you spend more time doing.
Said By TornadoI don't know if it was intentional, but you writing "be a whore" with each word capitalized made me chuckle. Like it was the title of a book or something.