The talk, which begins at 12:30 in WMC3515, is open to friends & colleagues in the Department.
Update: from today's canada.com, headline "Disconnect Anxiety: ....59% of Canadians feel anxious without the [Inter]Net."
'Internet addiction" and "CrackBerry" are the narcotic-laced phrases we invariably use to explain our growing dependence on laptops and PDAs. Now a Canadian media research company has examined what happens to users in the absence of their virtual communication of choice and coined a term for the modern-day affliction: "disconnect anxiety."
The syndrome is described, in a study that will be released today, as the various feelings of disorientation and nervousness experienced when a person is deprived of Internet or wireless access.