Broadband more important than clean clothes, Brits tell survey

The British are so enamored of broadband technology that they would give up their washing machines before they gave up their broadband connection, a survey conducted by Best Buy has learned. The survey has to be fair, incidentally, since Best Buy sells both broadband and washing machines.

On a more serious and frankly less repulsive point, over 84 percent of those responding to the survey said they enjoyed learning about new technologies. About a quarter felt alienated by technology and half were worried about being left behind. It didn't pose the obvious question of what they would do if the washing machine was equipped with a broadband connection.

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