Beware of playing computer games too long...

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The headling reads, "28 year old man dies after 49 hours of computer games". He was playing StarCraft. I am a huge fan of the Blizzard games, especially Starcraft. In my past i've stayed up programming and debugging for 48 hours before but that was much earlier in my career (now if needed I can rally for 24 hours or so). This news should serve as a reminder to all of us to make sure that we watch our use of computers in our jobs and lives. My condolences go out to Mr Lee's family.

Several news stories can be found at:

Chicago Tribune

China Daily

Check out the Peter G. Neumann book, "Computer-Related Risks". This book covers actual events and technical details where computers and people (that program them, use them, etc) caused an accident or problem. The book "shows how technology can affect your life--whether you like it or not!"

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    - Thursday, 15 June 2006

    i think we should stop our kid's playing computer games and send outside to play in the suumer but in winter we should let them play some computer games.

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