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Thanks. I needed something that addresses the weird end of the NY Times article when he refuses to speak to someone - I thought that the goal is the exact opposite - more "real" human contact and experiences and less of things that directly push your addiction circuits.

No, it's so that they can work even more, because "they can't allow themselves NOT to work on weekends".

That's my point - the reasoning in Sepah's article (comment above) is very different from what's portrayed in the NY times article (OP).

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