This day had to come! The way people, especially youngsters, are hooked to their mobiles and internet, the findings of researchers after an international study are not at all surprising. A research team from the University of Maryland found these people could be afflicted with Information Deprivation Disorder. The team found that volunteers who were made to stay away from their cell phones and internet for 24 hours, showed pretty much the same symptoms of deprivation as those who try to quit smoking would. In short, this too, is a huge addiction. I have seen people crossing busy city roads totally immersed in their texting, quite oblivious to the chaos around them!