I think it depends on what you're using the computer for. If you're using the computer as a means of earning an income, however modest, then it becomes a lifeline. I know that if my computer is acting up, then I'm a very unhappy camper until I can get it fixed. I wish I wasn't so attached to it, but I am. Just knowing that I can get online and do my activities lets me know that everything is going to be okay. People use all kinds of things as friends these days, food for example. I can see people being too attached to their electronics. Maybe friends in the real world have let them down.