My name is Jim and I’m an internet addict. There. I said it.
That’s the first step in a 12 Step program. Admitting you have a problem. Which is great, except for one thing. How do you admit you have a problem if you don’t really know you have a problem?
Until last week, I didn’t realize I had a problem. Like most people, I’ve joked about it. I used to refer to my Blackberry as a “crackberry” in jest. I’ve checked email far too frequently on my iPhone. But if you would have said I had a problem, I would’ve merely laughed — pretended to have my hand shaking as I went through the withdrawal of not checking my phone.
I’m not laughing anymore.