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"There was a time when one old eccentric guy with a notebook could do something important to science. Now even the resources of a major university are often not enough."
- Jerry Pournelle

Internet Addiction  
  A state in which human beings experience addiction to computer access and data streams.  

The datasphere was construct delight that first year- I called up information almost constantly, living in a frenzy of full interface. I was as addicted to raw data as the Caribou Herd were to their stims and drugs. I could imagine don Balthazar spinning in his molten grave as I gave up long-term memory for the transient satisfaction of implant omniscience.
From Hyperion, by Dan Simmons.
Published by Doubleday in 1989
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