Going ‘Inter Mental’: Our Most Common Online Neuroses Now Have Names
David McCandless hilarious classification of modern device-dependent, internet-obsessed mental disorders.
Once we give a problem a name, we can being to address it, right? Well, thankfully, writer/designer David McCandless, fresh off of writing his book Knowledge is Beautiful, has graciously invested the time required to identify and label the mental — sorry, “inter mental” —disorders from which so many of us suffer in this always-on, internet-obsessed, device-dependent era. Never mind that the resulting infographic he’s assembled is hilarious.
Is it okay if I have all of these problems?
Apparently, McCandless views this taxonomy as an ongoing process, and he welcomes any additions you may have.
Being able to laugh at something is also a sign of healing, right? Hope so.
There's a high social cost that comes with lighting up.
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