Just Another of the Perils Of Life in the Computer Age takes

We’re used to worrying that the Internet will warp children’s minds. Now we’re told to worry that computers may be warping their bones as well. According to a BBC News online report, researchers believe “thousands of children have already been damaged by medical problems associated with the operation of computers.” Today’s kids are the first generation to grow up using computers, and one doctor notes they do so “from early childhood while their muscles and bones are developing.” The computer games kids play are one obvious source of the repetitive motions that lead to injury. While ergonomics has long been a selling point for office technology, will we soon be seeing kid-friendly ergonomics touted in advertising for home computers? Stranger things have happened.Pictor International/Picture Quest