Thursday, August 11, 2005

Too Much of Good Thing

For those that don't know, the most wired country in the world is South Korea. There is not such distinction as "broadband" there. Or, to be more precise, everything in South Korea is broadband. I suppose this averages out since North Korea doesn't even have their communications system up to a paper-cup-and-string level yet.

What are the pitfalls of their wired and wireless lifestyle? Well, it turns out too much online gaming can kill you.
Lee had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games, the daily JoongAng Ilbo reported after interviewing former work colleagues and staff at the Internet cafe.

After he failed to return home, Lee's mother asked his former colleagues to find him. When they reached the cafe, Lee said he would finish the game and then go home, the paper reported.

He died a few minutes later, it said.
Wow. While I have gone on a gaming bender that lasted all night (under the influence of profound amounts of Mountain Dew), when the sun comes back up, that is the point when all sane individuals realize it is time to stop.

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