5 FEBRUARY 2010 – EXPERIMENT ENDS
After a week of web-less living, our two volunteer families are back online.
Another visit from Korea Telecom’s Mr Song is all it took, and with the return of the internet modems to their rightful places, the homes were rewired to the digital super-highway.
Sighs of relief all round.
Both families spoke of a major sense of inconvenience trying to navigate the complexity of modern-day Korea without it.
After just seven days, no surprise, of course, that their world didn’t grind to a halt.
But our little experiment has shown how the internet has become an integral part of so many aspects of daily life here; leisure, education, transport, banking, shopping and socialising.
The Yang family have rediscovered reading from books – but still want their computers back
For the Kims and the Yangs, like many other South Korean families, it takes up a large proportion of their waking hours.
Mr Kim hopes that the experience will help his children to “become more wise” in the amount of time they spend at the computer keyboard.
Mr Yang says that being cut off has allowed him to “rediscover lost time.”
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