This just in. Internet Addiction is a clinical disorder.
I think I am infected. What about you? Chances are, that if you are reading this, you would be :-)
Welcome to the club!
The article says,
The relationship is with the computer. It becomes a significant other to them. They exhaust emotions that they could experience in the real world on the computer through any number of mechanisms: emailing, gaming, porn.
I can certainly identify with emailing and gaming :-)