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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Blogging:The New Deadly Epidemic

This may come as a shock to just about all 20 or so of you that read this blog; but blogging is a very stressful job, hobby, waste of time. Really it is. At any moment I could die of a heart attack. Could happen during this post, or maybe tonight as I worry about just what filth I'll publish tomorrow. All because of blogging. Certainly it wouldn't be because of my smoking, drinking, and risky sexual behaviour. No way. All blogging's fault. I'm positive, because I read it in the New York Times:
SAN FRANCISCO — They work long hours, often to exhaustion. Many are paid by the piece — not garments, but blog posts. This is the digital-era sweatshop. You may know it by a different name: home. A growing work force of home-office laborers and entrepreneurs, armed with computers and smartphones and wired to the hilt, are toiling under great physical and emotional stress created by the around-the-clock Internet economy that demands a constant stream of news and comment. [...]

Two weeks ago in North Lauderdale, Fla., funeral services were held for Russell Shaw, a prolific blogger on technology subjects who died at 60 of a heart attack. In December, another tech blogger, Marc Orchant, died at 50 of a massive coronary. A third, Om Malik, 41, survived a heart attack in December.
I like it, "Death from Blogging". You hear that ladies, I do dangerous things -- like blogging. And taming man-eating tigers. But the blogging is definitely more deadly. Tigers have shit on blogs. That was actually going to be To the People's slogan, "More deadly than the deadliest tiger". I might just do it now as a quote,
"Blogging: More dangerous than taming maneating tigers"
-- New York Times.
Full article here.

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