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Wednesday, June 23, 2004


From the Department of Questionable Research and Pseudo-Science (DOQRAPS...say it out loud...), we get this gem: computer use "leads to a lack of self-control and an increase in animal-like, instinctive behavior."

Now, I haven't seen the data (nor has he released any), and anything's possible, but this guy has a bit of a history. So I'm highly skeptical. Why haven't we seen an increase in violent crimes among the professional classes, perhaps à la "American Psycho" (who spend all day, every day at the computer)? Also, even if people who spend lots of time at the computer *are* more violent, they're also often out of shape...and would be unable to do any real harm.

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