Americans spend more time with the mouse than with their spouse

Posted on Thursday, Jan 25 2007 @ 10:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new survey showed that 65 percent of the 1,001 polled adults says they give less attention to their significant other than their computer:
The results also showed that about 84% of Americans are more dependent on their computer today than they were three years ago. Additionally, the survey looked at problems most Americans face with computers. The average American spends 12 hours per month dealing with and trying to fix computer problems.

"As computers become increasingly pervasive in our lives, our relationships with them can begin to seem almost as important as a relationship with a significant other. When problems then occur with the computer, it often leaves people feeling frustrated or helpless," said tele-therapist Dr. Robi Ludwig in a press release by, which commissioned the survey.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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