Sunday, September 06, 2009

Markets in Everything:$14k Internet Addiction Cure

Associated Press -- The first Internet addiction treatment center is now open. The center, called ReSTART, is somewhat ironically located near Redmond, headquarters of Microsoft and a world center of the computer industry. It opened in July and for $14,000 offers a 45-day program intended to help people wean themselves from pathological computer use, which can include obsessive use of video games, texting, Facebook, eBay, Twitter and any other time-killers brought courtesy of technology.

Here's a link for ReSTART's "2009 Tuition and Rates," and here's a test to see if you're "Internet or Technology addicted."

3 Comments:

At 9/07/2009 12:17 PM, Blogger 1 said...

Note the silly news story from AP starts in Fall City, Wa where there is damn little to do besides being on a computer or a game console...

Well being addicted (ha! ha!) to computing has got to be better than that other notable rural activity, running a meth lab...

 
At 9/07/2009 4:18 PM, Anonymous gettingrational said...

In response to 1's comment there is little to do in Fall City. This town sits below Snoqualmie Falls and every year a lot of clean-up is required from the floods.

 
At 9/07/2009 7:49 PM, Blogger 1 said...

Yes indeed there is flooding through Fall City almost yearly...

So just how much fun is cleaning that mess up every year and why can't the residents learn that living on a flood plain does mean there'll be floods?

 

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