James Lileks offers this satirical comparison:
It’s the equivalent of a model train set in the basement. No one ever talked about HO Gauge Addiction when husbands en masse disappeared in the 50s and 60s to tinker with tiny electrified infrastructure...
I'm reminded of passionate reading. Consider the bookish youth, who spends many hours reading, spends money buying books, visits the library, hanging out with fellow bibliophiles, even losing valuable social time to this habit. Should we act to stop this vicious book addiction before it spreads?