Saturday, June 25, 2005

Who To Blame For Child Thumb Problems? Text Messaging Or The Playstation?

Over the past few years there have been a few stories about the problems of "texter's thumb," which is in fact a RSI (repetitive strain injury) that some kids are developing after using text messaging too much. However, it appears that not all of the blame can be placed on text messaging. A new report, written by a 13-year-old girl who conducted the research, suggests the problem should be called "PlayStation thumb" as many kids playing PlayStation games are experiencing the same thing. Symptoms of "PlayStation Thumb" include blisters numbness and tingling, mainly in the thumb, she wrote .While it is a nice story about a young girl getting her research published, it's hard to see what's so revealing about this. Repetitive strain injuries are nothing new…Tolkin’s elves had it too after using their bows on orcs and undeads.


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