The Times reports bloggers who sit motionless in front of their monitors around the clock are dying in record numbers. Well, two of them died, at any rate. But it's in the Times, so it must be true.
It's great journalism. Let me see if I can apply the formula to another field - journalism itself:
In News World of 24/7 Stress, Reporters Write Till They Drop
SAN FRANCISCO — They work long hours, often to exhaustion. Many are paid by the hour. This is the digital-era sweatshop. You may know it by a different name: the newsroom.
A shrinking work force of laborers and entrepreneurs, armed with computers and smartphones and wired to the hilt, are toiling under great physical and emotional stress created by the around-the-clock Internet economy that demands a constant stream of news and comment.
Last year, a reporter for the military newspaper Stars and Stripes died of a heart attack after collapsing at an Air Force base. In 2006, a freelance reporter, only 49, collapsed and died from a heart attack. A third reporter suffered a heart attack while in his newsroom, but is expected to survive.
Conclusion: Journalism is a dangerous field! Stay away.