As a result of spending an increasing amount of time on a computer keyboard each day (work + blogging + surfing + music projects) I have developed either carpal tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve; I think it’s the latter, while my doctor the former.
So, what’s the upshot of this profession-related ailment? BogsBlog will now be transformed into a forum for carpal tunnel awareness.
Yeah, that’d keep my interest for about two minutes.
Actually, what it means is that I should probably take a break from here while I begin treatment. As I said, I seem to spend more and more time on a computer every day, and while I have no problem with it (I love it!), my body apparently does. And it hurts.
This will be a short break. I am making some changes to my habits and taking medication, but my life is so computer-dependent that I can’t stay away very long. I just need to let the healing begin.
So, hope to see you maybe next week. Check back here for a possible guest post or two.
And now, the blog I had originally planned for today, "Chinese Democracy."
Amazing. Especially considering that American Wal-Mart workers can hardly get a union off the ground.
Chinese Wal-Mart workers have succeeded where others have failed because – get this – their government is on their side. Indeed, the autocratic regime which I have criticized extensively in this space is looking out for its workers in a way that ostensibly democratic countries like the USA refuse to duplicate.
It’s pretty sad when China beats you on workers’ rights.
On the flipside, when Chinese or any Wal-Mart workers shop at their own stores, the merchandise is made in sweatshops. But for the Chinese, it is also manufactured locally, so that means they're supporting the local economy.
Hmm, maybe they're onto something there. "Buy Chinese Because Your Grandmother Worked 20 Hours A Day On It." That's kinda catchy!