Friday, September 22, 2006
Talk about sore thumbs
…The AP’s Stephanie Hoo says those who are clutching their personal assistants (electronic kind) and pecking and fussing away all day can get sore thumbs.
…Tremendous stress on the thumbs, pronounced one doctor.
…Thumbs are nice, but they are the least flexible digit. They get “Blackberry Thumb” pretty easily—a repetitive motion disorder akin to carpal tunnel.
…Ow. And the thumbs and hands can go numb, too. And swell, they swell.
…The problem can get so bad the person can’t pick up a cup of coffee or lift the milk out of the fridge.
…What should you do? Take breaks! This was supposed to be a short message medium and not contain a thesis. (Paris Hilton aside, is this really your main means of communication?)
…Write fewer messages.
…Use abbrevs. C U 2moro may offend people (like HA, who doubts it’s even legal), but your thumbs will benefit.
…Oh, and here’s one: USE OTHER FINGERS!