So, the Internet has become more than just a source of information or a simple way of communicating.
It has become a way of life where people rely on the Internet to perform basic human functions.
This can cause alienation because of a lack of face time, but sending e-mails, social networking and video chatting in moderation can be a fun and important way to stay in touch with family, friends and co-workers.
E-mail is an especially convenient and practical application.
Taking advantage of everything the Internet has to offer should not be looked on negatively or used in the same terminology as a drug addiction.
Depending on the Internet is a choice based on convenience and practicality, not on need.
Another chore lifted off people’s minds is remembering daily tasks. For younger generations, it’s hard not to depend on technology since it’s a tool they have grown up with.
An i Phone or Blackberry can provide instant alerts to remind people of upcoming events. People wouldn’t be able to get to work or school on time without an alarm clock. It’s hard to imagine life without resources like Google, but it’s only been around for 13 years.
Tom Stankewicz is a senior at Loy Norrix High School.
By John Henby My generation cannot imagine a world without the Internet.