We've looked at Smartphone Addition before and I wonder if it all comes down to addiction to the internet. Certainly, the last thing I ever do is to actually make and receive calls on my smartphone.
This insightful video interview with Stephen Fry introduces a wonderful comparison with the internet and a large city: you want to explore, you could well find yourself in some dark alleys but soon you'll discover culture and more. And, like any good city, the internet is a mess and by using it you become a citizen of it making the internet as good and as bad as humanity, says Fry.
On the downside this can mean when your home broadband breaks down it can leave you feeling cut off from the outside world although, of course, you could just actually go outside. Yeah, I'm not rushing there either.
There's no need to live without the internet as it should enhance your life and not rule it. Remember, we're happier than those who don't log on so let's leave them to their unhappy ways and enjoy our supportive online community.