The office is fraught with danger — between tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and the lack of exercise that comes from sitting around all day, the average office is a veritable death incubator. And don't forget to add eye strain to the list — staring at a monitor all day means your eyes don't blink as often as they should, you squint at large blocks of small text, and your retinas are blasted with a bright screen for hours at a time. Here's the remedy.
I think it's pretty clear that the future of books is digital. I'm sure we'll always have deckle-edge hardcovers and mass market paperbacks, but I imagine the physical version of books will soon assume a cultural place analogous to that of FM radio. Although the radio is always there (and isn't that nice?), I really only use it when I'm stuck in a rental car and forgot my auxilliary input cord. The rest of the time I'm relying on shuffle and podcasts.
I love to read. If you frequent our site and have read our many ebook reader reviews, you know this. After getting an advanced degree in English, I dragged around the English major's albatross for years: thousands of books. We're talking 30 cartons of books that followed me for each move. That's not cheap cheetos if you're paying movers, since they charge by the pound. Then there was the bookcase obsession that comes with the book thing. And there are the ever-increasingly strong prescription eyeglasses that I bought every two years: a product first of unlucky genes, then copious reading and finally staring at a computer monitor 9 hours per day.