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2/25/2014 - Link: - "Warning: Why You Should Avoid Using Your Laptop as Recommended"


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Link: - "Warning: Why You Should Avoid Using Your Laptop as Recommended"
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
06:12:27 GMT

I don't know how credible this article is, but, it makes me glad I mostly haven't been using a laptop or cell phone for all these years.

From, published March 5, 2012: - Warning: Why You Should Avoid Using Your Laptop as Recommended

If that article is true, then, I suspect consumer demand might go up a lot in the future for laptops which are perfectly safe to keep on your lap. Hopefully such laptops exist, or can be invented.

According to the article, iPads* are OK. Quote:

If you don't believe me on this one I would strongly encourage you to get a gauss meter and measure your own notebook computer and see for yourself. Fortunately my favorite gadget, the iPad, measures within acceptable ranges so I continue to use that without an external keyboard.

However, for other reasons, I still think it's a bad idea to use an iPad - or any Apple* product, or closed source hardware or software made by anyone.

For many reasons why, see Richard Stallman's* page on Why you should not buy Apple products.

For even more reasons why, see my page where I answer the question What is free, libre, open source software? And my favorite part of that: Another Partly Humorous Digression

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