Blogged To Death?

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April 5 2008 10:45 PM

Blogged To Death?

The New York Times warns that blogging and other home-office work may be hazardous to your health :

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.

... In the last few months, two among their ranks have died suddenly.

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I agree with tech-journalist John Battelle: Oh, take a chill pill . "Twenty-four/seven stress" is hardly the emphatic province of the blogosphere. I dare not ask how many American attorneys were stressed to death in the last few months.