Computers replace humans in relationship stakes


It is not uncommon for most people in the year 2006 to find themselves staring into a computer screen, instead of the eyes of a loved one.

For example, recent research undertaken in the United States by Kelton Research, found a whopping 65 percent of those polled spend more time with their home computer than their spouse.

But such an inanimate partner isn't likely to be a hub of satisfaction.

An estimated 84 percent of those surveyed said they were more dependent on their home computer now than three years ago.

But this is one hell of a rocky relationship. On average, those polled said they had experienced computer problems more than eight times during that three year period.