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Have you remained a subscriber of this list for more than a year? Then 
this message is especially for you. For the rest of you, well, there may 
still be time! Only you can avoid your fate...uhm, yeah. Something like 
that. Maybe someone knows what I mean. I am not sure I do anymore. -dave


 Yes, you. You, looking at this screen for hours on end,
 online. You, bleary eyed. You, an addict. Have you looked in
 the mirror lately? Been outside? Know what day of the week it

 Your name was given to us by a spouse or family member who is
 concerned about your internet addiction. At Internetaholics
 Anonymous, we can help. We're a non-profit society of
 recovering addicts like yourself that provides support and
 counseling through weekly meetings designed to help you cope
 with your problem.

 We feature a twelve step recovery program and in extreme
 cases, interventions. Although it is our firm belief that you
 are never "cured," you most certainly can recover.

 We have designed a brief checklist to determine if you are an
 addict. Do you:

  1) Have twitches of the hand when you walk by your terminal?
  2) Check e-mail more than five times a day?
  3) Spend more time chatting than eating or sleeping?
  4) Surf aimlessly with no direction, if only to be online?
  5) Leave your name and information at countless sites if only
     to hope you'll receive a reply one day from a company you'll
     never do business with anyway?
  6) Log on before important personal habits, such as meal
     preparation, hygiene or bodily functions?
  7) Have red, swollen eyes that hang halfway out of your head?
  8) Spend hours online on a holiday from work, where you'd
     usually be griping about your carpal tunnel syndrome?
  9) See smoke arising from your computer or WebTV box?
 10) All of the above?

 If you answered yes to four or more questions (or chose #10),
 you have a problem. Please call us at Internetaholics
 Anonymous at: 1-800-LOGOFFNOW.

 We're here, we're free, and we're confidential. The first step
 to recovery is admission that you have a problem.

 Call us today.
 If you can sign off to free up your phone line, that is.

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