The average American adult watches 30 hours of television per week. That is a lot of television. If you don't count movies, I probably have not watched 30 hours of television in the past year.
This snippet is from a 1990 article in the New York Times about television addiction that we read for decision theory class. I bet you could write an identical article today, replacing "television" with "Internet," and everything would be equally valid.
This is one reason I enjoy running Linux now, because I am so afraid of it freezing (as it has done twice now) if I try running more than one program at a time for more than a half an hour or so that I don't spend very much time on the Internet. It's a wonderful thing. Almost as wonderful as the noise Ubuntu makes when it turns on.
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