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Wednesday, December 08, 2004

GREAT MOMENTS IN "STRICT CONSTRUCTIONIST" COMPUTER USAGE

From Reuters:
Teenagers and young men should keep their laptops off their laps because they could damage fertility, an expert said on Thursday.

Laptops, which reach high internal operating temperatures, can heat up the scrotum which could affect the quality and quantity of men’s sperm.

“The increase in scrotal temperature is significant enough to cause changes in sperm parameters,” said Dr Yefim Sheynkin, an associate professor of urology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

“It is very difficult to predict how long the computer can be used safely,” he told Reuters. “It may not be at all, if the testicular temperature goes up high within a very short period of time.”

Adolescents and young men who use laptops several times a day over many years face the greatest risk. Sheynkin fears that if laptop use is not curtailed, in 15-20 years when they want to start a family the men could face problems.
But...but... it's a lap-top! If you put it on a desk, it becomes just a really small desktop!

Hmm, a modern-day interpretation of an antiquated phrase that leads to the endangerment of all men... sounds like "arms" to me!

Boys, if you really want to put something on your lap that heats up your scrotums, I suggest you consult that upcoming Mike Nichols movie.

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