Dangerous computing

Do you think it’s possible for laptop computers to be bad for you? I don’t mean bad for your budget or bad for your marriage… I mean bad for your health.

Lately I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night, an intense dream just beyond recollection, suddenly in no mood for sleep. I keep my PowerBook on a table by the bed, so the internet is less than an arm’s length away.

Am I that pathetic? That’s a rhetorical question, so don’t feel compelled to reply.

I usually put in a good twenty minutes of searching and note taking before setting the PowerBook down and going back to sleep. Last night I found a couple of vegetarian recipes I thought looked good (I’ve been thinking about cooking with more grains). I wonder if my mind is growing accustomed to the close proximity of computing bliss, and that’s why I’m waking up more often?

I’m already getting too little sleep (thanks to the Sawks being in the World Series), so the last thing I need is another thing to keep me up. Maybe it’s time for my PowerBook to sleep in the other room.

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