Spare Some Change For Bandwidth, Mister?

Here we go again – another report in to the horrors of internet addiction. It’s getting to be that we can be classified as addicts to practically anything, not just substances (illegal or otherwise), and more than anything else at the moment the intarwebs seem to raise the hackles of those who seek to protect us from ourselves. While I’d freely admit that internet use is highly compulsive, and that some people almost certainly use it to the detriment of meatspace relationships, I don’t think it can be compared to crack, heroin or alcohol. When we start hearing about people commiting robbery to pay for their bandwidth, I may consider reassessing that opinion.