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green granite
1st Sep 2008, 16:20
Last try Mods can you delete the other 2 threads plse I cant open them ta.

LONDON (Reuters) - Feeling stressed or anxious at an inability to access the Internet? Don't worry, you're not alone and now there's a word for it: "discomgoogolation".

Nearly half of Britons -- 44 percent -- are discomgoogolation sufferers, according to a survey, with over a quarter -- 27 percent -- admitting to rising stress levels when they are unable to go online.

"The proliferation of broadband has meant for the first time in history we've entered a culture of 'instant answers,'" said psychologist Dr David Lewis, who identified discomgoogolation by measuring heart rates and brainwave activity.

The term comes from "discombobulate," which means to confuse or frustrate.
"A galaxy of information is just a mouse click away and we have become addicted to the web," added Lewis. "When unable to get online, discomgoogolation takes over.


Full article here Nearly half of Britons suffer from 'discomgoogolation' - Yahoo! News UK (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20080901/tuk-uk-britain-internet-fa6b408.html)

green granite
1st Sep 2008, 16:47
At least it worked this time.

Lance Murdoch
1st Sep 2008, 16:56
When I filled in the medical form when I joined the senior service many years ago there was a questionnaire asking if you suffered from certain diseases/ medical conditions. The advice given to us by the Chief was that if you can't pronounce it you probably haven't got it.

I get annoyed if I can't access my broadband but that is because I need it for work.