London: One in four Britons have said that their computer is “the most irreplaceable thing in their life”, according to a new research.
According to a new study funded by Microsoft, covering around 2,000 computer users showed that one in three use a PC for more than two hours every evening, even if they’ve also used one throughout their working day.
One in seven claimed that their ideal evening now involves surfing the Internet while enjoying a glass of wine, the Telegraph reports.
According to the study, 14 percent respondents said they regard their computer as a ‘fashion accessory’.
A quarter of respondents said their computer says more about them than their clothes.
The study showed that most users, 68 percent overall and 78 percent of 18 to 24 years olds said that they would rather have a PC than a TV.
Futurologist Dr Rachel Lawes said that the PC ‘is the essential piece of kit that defines what it means to be alive at this moment in history’.
She said that the research indicated that, ‘the PC is to consumers what the car used to be in the 20th century.’