Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

Internet without electricity?

No, not pedal-powered PCs. Just some rather foolish statistics from 'a YouGov study of 2,100 Britons on behalf of information service 118118'.

• 34% of Britons would  choose Internet access over exercise for a month
Well, that's not much of a surprise.

• 20% state that they pay the Internet more attention than their partner (Londoners were worst for this - 27%)
Ditto. Like most Internet scaremongering this misses the point that many people interact with friends on line (though I do think online interactions can easily be short and shallow).

• 54% found the loss of Internet in their home singularly more stressful than loss of gas, water or electricity.
This is obviously based on people who haven't had a power cut in a while and who haven't thought it through. The laptop screen will give you light and t'Web for a while, but what happens when you can't make a cup of tea, eh?

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