I don't have statistics on this, but it's a fair guess that pretty much 100% of
homes in the western world have at least one television. Even though the approximately
sixty years that television has been around are hardly a hiccup on the ongoing
timeline of evolution, nobody today would think of television as something new.
The same is true for the telephone which has been around about twice as long (two
hiccups?). Although the internet has been around for a shorter period of time,
and has been a household item for less than a decade, it too is hardly something
that we think of as new. If five years ago reading about online love affairs aroused
in us a bit of a voyeuristic thrill, today almost everybody knows at least one
couple that met via the internet, and it's become a hu-hum sort of issue:
Oh, you met on the internet? How passe! My husband and I met while doing macrobiotic hang gliding.
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