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Mike Temporale
02-23-2006, 01:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://news.designtechnica.com/article9599.html' target='_blank'>http://news.designtechnica.com/article9599.html</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The popularity of text messaging via cell phones and other mobile devices has a definite downside: a sharp (ow!) increase in reported cases of repetitive stress injury. A new survey conducted for the U.K.'s Virgin Mobile finds that, compared to five years ago, 38 percent more people complain of injuries from sore wrists and thumbs due to SMS text messaging. Currently, a total of 3.8 million British mobile users now claim to suffer from text-related injuries. The survey also found that over 12 percent of the survey respondents send up to 20 text messages per day, and 10 percent confessed to sending up to 100 text messages every day."</i><br /><br />100 a day works out to be one SMS Message every 7.5 minutes for 12 hours. If you're doing that much, I think it's time to stop the SMS messages and try a different way of communication. Like, perhaps calling the person. ;) Seriously, if it hurts to pound out a SMS message, then stop doing it. Doesn't that make sense?

02-23-2006, 06:28 PM
"Doctor...doctor... Everytime I smash my head through a window it hurts"

"So stop putting your head through a window!"