I may be one of the most connected people you know.

Between WIB and presence in multiple social networks, I'm not hard to find and am frequently online.

This must be my American-mutt side coming through because, according to a Guardian article, Italians are shunning all that is online.

Although Internet connectivity is up in Italy, still only 32.8 percent of the population has access to the Internet, according to ComScore, and the median amount of time Italians spend online has actually decreased between 2007 and 2008, according to JupiterResearch.

Italian culture is slow and unhurried by reputation. But why so slow to adopt the online lifestyle?

Having had the sand of the Amalfi Coast between my toes and been drunk several times over by way of Tuscan Chianti, my guess is that there's no desire to escape online when reality is so sweet.

On the other side of that argument, it's no wonder why everyone's online in Seattle in November.