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  • RSI (Score:3, Insightful)

    Stop typing now, go see a doctor. If you don't deal with it now, the chances are you will be crippled.

    I had chronic pain around 1994. I couldn't type properly for a month. It was hell--I'd slowly hunt and peck with one finger to avoid aggravating the condition. It was caused by bad posture--typing on the laptop in the evenings, slouched on the couch.

    The cure was three-fold: stop doing what aggravated it, get a better setup for future work because now my hands are very sensitive to even minor desk/ch

    • A note of Brian Eno's (in Year with Swollen Appendices) on how to achieve good typing posture:

      "The computer [he was using some Mac and presumably MacOS] crashes so regularly, taking with it all the work since the last crash, that I have to find a way of reminding myself to save all the time. I do this by balancing a book on my head while I'm working. It falls off so often that I remember to save. Interesting spin-off – in order to keep the book there at all I have to sit well, and move my eyes more than my head. Now I'm starting to think this is the way to always use a computer."