well the net can get adicting.
this shows us all that juggling our lives and the net is a challenge.
Ok so i don't play online games I don't even play ce anymore or muds.
But i can get lost in youtube and other things.
I actually have a life, its a cruddy depressing existance but I have one.
This life requires that I play my piano at least 3 times a week to get me cash,
walk about the same amount do my excercycle bike about the same as the rest, as
well as family things.
Would I like to escape to the net?
heck yes, a normal life on a starship in a future universe would rock even if I
wasted away in this place.
However so I can see both sides.
On the other hand its just what you have to live with, life is not all that bad
though since its the only one you have you need to make the best of it.
At 11:49 a.m. 16/03/2010, you wrote:
>nNote that the subject line is mine, not the author of this (article's.)
> From Andrew Salmon for CNN
> * Couple spent hours in online game where they raised a virtual child,
> police say
> * Meanwhile, they fed their real baby once a day, say police in South Korea
> * The 3-month-old girl died of starvation, police say; couple arrested
> last week
> * Father says he's sorry: "I wish ... she will live well in heaven forever"
> * South Korea
> * Child Safety
> * Online Gaming
>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- Police have arrested a South Korean couple whose
>baby starved to death while they were raising a virtual child online,
>The couple fed their 3-month-old daughter once a day between marathon
>stretches in a local Internet cafe, where they were raising a virtual child in
>the fantasy role-playing game Prius Online, police told local reporters Friday.
>Prius Online is a 3-D game in which players nurture an online companion,
>Anima, a young girl with mysterious powers who grows and increases her skills
>as the game progresses.
>Police have not identified the 41-year-old father and 25-year-old mother, who
>lived in Suwon, a suburb south of Seoul. But the father apologized, speaking
>"I wish that she hadn't got sick and that she will live well in heaven
>forever. And as the father, I am sorry," he said.
>The baby reportedly died five months ago.
>South Korea has one of the world's fastest broadband networks. Seoul has
>won international awards for e-governance. Online gaming teams are sponsored
>by major conglomerates and 24-hour, high-speed Internet cafes,
>known as PC Bangs, dot every urban neighborhood.
>Police said the couple had lost their jobs and used the game as an escape from
>reality, especially after the birth of their premature baby.
>"They instead played an online game in which they raised a virtual character
>so as to escape from reality, which led to the death of their real baby,"
>Chung Jin-won, a police officer in Suwon, told Yonhap News Agency.
>"South Korea remains a very conservative society so people who fall outside
>the norm can come under severe stress and pressure," said Michael Breen, the
>Seoul-based author of "The Koreans."
>"The Internet has provided such people with a paradise to escape to and simply
>get lost in."
>In God we trust.
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