Monday, April 7, 2008

If Blogging were an Rx Drug, It would be Pulled from the Market

Or, at least, Senator Grassley would be calling for an investigation right about now.

The New York Times reports on the untimely death of two bloggers in a recent article:

"To be sure, there is no official diagnosis of death by blogging, and the premature demise of two people obviously does not qualify as an epidemic. There is also no certainty that the stress of the work contributed to their deaths. But friends and family of the deceased, and fellow information workers, say those deaths have them thinking about the dangers of their work style."

See "In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop."

1 comment:

Steve Woodruff said...

And it's a good thing that the FDA doesn't regulate breathing, because it has a tendency to fail at some point too! This dumb news article would not have been a story had it focused on a couple scattered heart attacks among, say, hard-working cab drivers...