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A trend that started in the mid 2000's with the introduction of the Iphone and other similar all inclusive functional gadgets. It consists of each individual in society being entirely dependent on said gadget for day to day survival. This in turn causes these individuals to esteem their gadgets higher than anything else.
Kate:I would rather murder an innocent person than no be able use my Iphone.

John: Wow Kate, you have a serious case of gadget worship: the disease of the information age.
by LudditeMight September 24, 2010