Now I feel sullied
I can't believe you sent me to the Daily Mail with that "pictures" link before you mentioned the story was from there. I feel sullied and wrong now... I trusted you El Reg, I TRUSTED YOU!
Packed full of pornography, malware and overpriced iStuff, the world of technology is a scary place. Now be prepared to face the latest threat of the modern age: a wrinkly neck. As more and more people spend their days bent double and fondling their slab, their neck turns from a pristine place of beauty into a wrinkled …
I thought the same. Daily Mail as a primary source? You should feel bad.
People have never looked down to read or write in all of human history?
In fact, with the advent of computers, we are looking straight ahead to retrieve data more often than ever - clearly reading paperwork would require a much more downward looking gaze.
And here I thought it was age. Maybe The Register should market tee shirts saying "I'm Not Old, I'm a Techie", or fake gold necklaces reading "TECH NECK".
There is a very large US government contractor named CACI, (said by some of its employees to stand for "Captains and Colonels, Inc." ) They have their fingers in a lot of stuff, and no doubt employee a lot of wrinkly-necked types (though the ones I've worked with tended to be young); however, I gather this company is not related.
I don't know about musculoskeletal deformaties but it has often crossed my mind that perhaps I should retrain in ophthalmology, given the miniscule size of on-screen text that I observe the yoofs reading from their mobile fone screens. Makes my eyes water it does, still, maybe they are good at reading the small print on food labels etc, which, hence forth remain a totally eligible mess for many oldnus such as myself.
Since I retired last October my backache and shoulder ache have improved immeasurably. Too much time sitting in front of a computer is not good for you. Neck wrinkles are the least of your worries.
All these solutions like standing desks are all very well but they don't always fit into an office environment.
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