24 Questions That Only You Can Answer
Are You an Addicted Computerholic in the 21st Century?

To find out, ask yourself the following questions,
and answer them as honestly as you can:

  1. Is your reason for not staying in touch with family because they do not have Email addresses?
  2. Do you have a list of 15 phone numbers and E-addys, or more, to reach your family of three?
  3. Do you call your children's beepers or send them an Email to let them know it's time to eat?
  4. Do they Email you back from their bedroom, "What's for dinner?"
  5. Does your daughter sell her Girl Scout Cookies via her web site?
  6. Do you chat several times a day with a stranger from South Africa, but you haven't spoken with your next door neighbor yet this year?
  7. Have you checked the label on a can of chicken noodle soup to see if it contains a web address to report your dissatisfaction for the little lump of chicken included?
  8. Has your grandmother asked you to send her a JPEG file of your newborn so she can create a screen saver?
  9. Do you pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to call or send an Email to see if anyone is home?
10. Do you notice if every commercial on television has a web site address at the bottom of the screen?
11. Have you bought a computer and 6 months later became angry and frustrated because it is out of date and now sells for half the price you paid?
12. If you leave the house without your cell phone and laptop, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 years of your life, is it now a cause for panic, and do you turn around to go get them?
13. Do you use real money, instead of credit or debit or computer bill-pay, to make a purchase? Of course, real money is a hassle and takes time and planning.
14. Does cleaning up the dining room mean getting the fast food bags off the top of the computer desk and up off the floor?
15. Have you ever tried to enter your password on the microwave?
16. Do you consider second day air delivery of snail-mail letters painfully slow?
17. Is your dining room table now your flat filing cabinet?
18. Is your idea of being organized multiple colored Post-it notes stuck on the monitor?
19. Do you hear most of your jokes via Email instead of in person?
19. Did you get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls?
20. When you disconnect from the Internet do you get this awful feeling as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one?
21. When you get up in morning, do you go online before getting your coffee?
22. When you wake up at 2 AM to go to the bathroom, do you check your Email on your way back to bed?
23. Have you ever burnt food in the kitchen because you were sitting at your computer and forgot about what you were cooking?
24. Have you started tilting your head sideways to smile? :-)

To find out how you did, count your "YES" answers,

Are you an addicted computerholic?

If you answered YES to one of the questions, this is a warning that you may be addicted.

If you answered YES to any two, there's a good chance that you are an addicted computeroholic.

If you answered YES to three or more, you are definitely an addicted computerholic.

These test questions are a useful help in determining whether or not a patient or family are definitely addicted to cyberspace and are computerholics.

Don't Sweat It - Most of us by the time we get around to answering these questions average more than 15 yes answers . . . but I, for one, am determined to stay in denial!!!

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