For This Group, Snail Mail Is All There Is

This One Isn't About You. Despite all the talk about an increasingly connected world, the proportion of American adults who have never used the Internet and do not live in an Internet-enabled home has remained almost unchanged since 2002. The study found that 79 percent of Internet users have had access for four years or more, compared to 52 percent in 2002. "There aren't any new recruits," said Ms. Fox. "It's online veterans who are signing up for a second or third tour."Are these people missing out?


I know people that do have have Internet access at home but have a laptop with wireless ability. When they need Internet access the go to a hotspot. This is a good way to keep from wasting time on the Internet because then you only use it when you need it.

Here is a brief excerpt from an article that tells how the Amish deal with technology and in this example phones, that is an interesting idea.
"Phones are frowned upon (not absolutely forbidden) in the homes of most Amish, but since the 1930s, phone "shanties" on the edges of property have been permitted. These booths are seen as affording most of the advantages of the phone, while strengthening the communal use which the Amish see as crucial to a healthy life. As McLuhan pointed out, the phone line in the home makes our private lives more public than a walk outside."

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