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- Posted:Thursday, August 13, 2009
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Is technology more important than travelling
Of course, I understand that times are tough and going away travelling could easily be seen as an unnecessary expense, but I think it's at times like these that it's most important to get away from the stresses of everyday life so you can recharge your batteries and reassess the situation you've suddenly been dumped in by the world's respective governments.
What I find most interesting, however, is not that people are foregoing taking a break from it all in order to cope during the downturn, but that they are doing so in favour of spending their cash on TV subscriptions, broadband and cell phones. I know we're living in the digital age but sometimes it really does feel as though the machines are starting to take over. Getting out there and seeing the world with all you need strapped to your back in one handy bag seems a much more viable use of money than a phone bill, run up chatting to your friend who only lives half an hour away anyway.
Melerie Thomas, Ofcom's communications manager, says this attitude is down to the importance placed on communication, although people still want to pay less for the services they receive. Apparently, money does make the world go round.