When my lovely bride got a new smart phone, I was happy for her. She immediately began to study the intricacies and soon managed to have her email, facebook and text setup just how she wanted it.
Now my wife, while always very good with technology and the computers, was never the type to get twitchy (like me) when access to the Internet became difficult. Now that she has constant access however, I find it difficult to pull her off. She is constantly texting and checking her facebook while away from home and while at home she is on the computer every possible moment. She will even sometimes coop my seat while I am doing homework if I get up to use the bathroom!
The significance of this is two-fold. First, it shows that the power of constant communication and access to information can be addictive. Secondly, and more significantly, if it is that easy to get hooked once connected, when do I connect my kids?
Can I do it too early? Will this constant stimulation at an early age dampen the rest of life’s experiences? What is the right point to connect them so that they will see the Internet and the rest of the information technology out their as a tool and not a necessity?
Hope I guess correctly.