Thursday, August 26, 2010

In The News

Actual headline:  Woman recovering from "Blackberry thumb" surgery

According to the article, a woman who spent 12 hours a day texting people on her iPhone developed pain and inflammation serious enough that it required surgery to correct.  Why this isn't called "iPhone thumb" I'll never know, but it seems kind of obvious to me that if you are repeating some activity to the point of pain that you should stop.  Apparently that isn't obvious to everyone though.  The woman said the texting was for her job, but I have a hard time imagining that a job would require that.  If you are communicating that frequently with people wouldn't you invest in a computer or at least something with a keyboard at some point?  At any rate that doesn't sound like a job for me.
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