PS/3s are to be “left off” according to Sony – as a solution to their current problem of well, allowing anyone to connect to the Playstation network. Even people who attempt to play stand-alone games are told to piss off – for some unknown reason, it’s not possible, even though it’s a stand alone game.
You see, the world is now very highly interconnected. Just think of how many disruptions and delays are caused just by not having a cell connection on your phone. If you are using a real-time 3G based Navigation system, it peters out pretty quickly – your email, dead in the water – twitter updates, please – and you can’t even check in on FourSquare along the Everglades while crossing alligator alley (yes, this actually happened to me yesterday).
We must realize that everyone is attempting to quantify the things we do in order to turn it into research which can allow them to sell you more stuff. It’s just the way it is. Google gives away their services for free because… they get invaluable insight into human behavior. Even yours. For now a little behavior modification (behaviour for those who like it that way) of your own – turn off the PS/3 until the Internets are abuzz with “It’s back!”