Joy turns to nintendinitis for video kids
“A nine-year-old girl who punched a hole in the centre of her palm from vigorous video game play was just one example of injury resulting from the boom in interactive software, a specialist warned yesterday. ” Jesus wept. I mean, I spent a lot of time in front of a computer. But there are limits.
The best bit is “Dr Koh said her parents had not read the product information leaflet and were unaware of the potential complications of interactive game playing.” Like game consoles should have to bear a warning saying “If you play this game so much that your hands bleed it might be time to stop”? Ridiculous! Right up there with “Product may contain nuts” on a bag of airline peanuts. Everything about this story whittles away some more of my hope for sanity in the world.

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