Just when you thought that the whole country was online, a recent study shows that there are still plenty of adults who don’t have an internet connection, don’t want an internet connection, and that believe the internet is irrelevant in the whole scheme of things. At least they’re not saying that it’s just a fad.
It may seem impossible, but 15 percent of American adults say they don’t use the Internet or email. A good third of them say the Internet isn’t relevant to them; they don’t want to use it or have any need for it.
In an era where many of us have our eyes glued to our smartphones and tablets and computer screens and TVs and game consoles — sometimes all at once — it seems unfathomable that some people could live their lives without email, Facebook, Netflix, or doing such basic tasks as checking a bank account online, or printing a boarding pass from an airline’s website.