Tuesday, May 16, 2006

A new trend in pods

In the New York Times today, it writes how 'In Tokyo, the New Trend Is 'Media Immersion Pods'

"In the world's most media-saturated city, people take a break by checking themselves into media immersion pods: warrens cluttered with computers, TV's, video games and every other entertainment of the electronic age.

The Bagus Gran Cyber Cafes are Tokyo's grand temples of infomania, containing row after row of anonymous cubicles. At first glance the spread looks officelike, but be warned: these places are drug dens for Internet addicts."

Are such places a help or a hindrance?

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