"I will admit that I hate computers. I hate writing papers on them. I hate turning them off, wondering if I will ever see my work again. I hate paperless assignments."
"There must be other people out there who occasionally get tired of e-mail and things that blink and computers that don't work."
"Technology has become a more intrusive part of our life since the invention of the computer."
"This constant, interpersonal interaction can lead to dependence on things that are not concrete, and should therefore not really be depended upon. Either I want to depend on things I can touch or at least see, or I want to depend entirely on myself."
"I know for myself that computers are irritable and cause me more problems than help."
"I only had my computer hooked up with a network card last week. You wouldn't believe the hassle that this was. I had to use my roommate's computer if I did any work involving Netscape, Alysa's computer to do these newsgroups, and was told by the computer help desk that it simply wasn't practical to check my e-mail until my computer was hooked up."
"Most [students] tend to distrust their computers. They refuse to learn any more about the machines than they have to in order to compose."
"University of Richmond students, approximately how often do you experience tension because of a computer?" (23 students surveyed)
Never: 13% Once a week: 48% Once a day: 39%