Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Unhealthy Internet

When Bee asked me to join her blog, I first felt very honoured, but then I thought, oops, what can I write about?

Well, on the othe hand, there are often lots of things and curiosities one comes across during the course of a day, for example that using the internet is unhealthy. This was a piece of news in the big German news service spiegel online, citing a Health warning for internet users in the Australian Sydney Morning Herald, which again reported a survey conducted by some North American technology and market research company called Forrester research.

But, I guess, even when this piece of news has travelled around the globe once, it is a bit silly, nevertheless: It should be evidend to everyone that working at a computer screen is not the best you can do to your eyesight and your back. On the other hand, it is also known that using the internet in general goes hand in hand with a reduced use of television. Now, is laying on my sofa with my ibook and browsing the internet more unhealthy than watching TV? The important thing to do would be, in any case, to follow the advice of my grandma and eat enough carrots (but oops, was she really right with that?)... Or, even better, not to spend the whole evening in front of the screen, and that's why I stop for now with my first post. Luckily, I have already some idea about what to blog next.

1 comment:

  1. Well, there are certainly more healthy ways to spend the evening, if you define healthy through what-my-doctors-told-me.

    But I have to admit that it seems lately, my laptop is my only friend and the world happens inside it ;-)

    But WLAN offers completely new perspectives on that! How about you run up and down all **** 5 floors repeatedly while surfing?

    Anyway, do as the Dr. told you: worry less :-)


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