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Patrick Stewart Doesn't Get Twitter, Is Scared Of Getting Hooked On Gaming (VIDEO)

First Posted: 04/07/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:25 PM ET

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart, also known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films, has a complex relationship with tech.

In an interview with Digital Nation (see video below), Stewart professed his love for his 'beautiful' iPhone, but admits he just doesn't get Twitter, and his a bit scared of gaming.

Stewart emphatically affirmed he doesn't tweet, and never has. He said he just doesn't see the point:

To reduce life to--how many? 140? Just seems to me to be a little bit simplistic. Maybe I like complexity and abstraction too much.

His iPhone is another story. He called it 'my beautiful iPhone' which 'I never have out of my hand and that I do everything with and has become an extension of who I am.'

Stewart said he doesn't travel without his laptop and considers e-mail 'absolutely essential:'

I love emailing because I don't like talking on the telephone and I don't like writing letters.

Stewart confessed with great gusto that he loves the Internet.

The fact I can find out what the weather is like in LA, in 15 seconds, before I fly out of Heathrow is fantastic. [...] Now I can pull up the complete works of Shakespeare. I can't remember a line, I just go online and there it is in front of me. I think it's absolutely sensational.

However steeped in technology the 69-year-old actor is, he does admit one sector of technology he has never taken to is gaming--in part because he fears how hooked he could become.

The only aspect of all of this that I have never taken to, in part because I have an addictive temperament, is gaming. I have a stack of games that I have never taken the covers off because I feel that if I do, I'm finished.


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