UK vs US regarding RSI
I have nothing but respect for anybody who has to go through the nightmare that RSI brings. Although I am lucky enough not to be a suffer, I know a guy from my class at university who suffers very badly from it.
He tried ergo keyboards/mice/voice recognition but as the author mentions they are far from acceptable for programming. This guy is the same age as myself (23) which has been the basis for many "why are you any different?" conversations.
After reading this article, I can't help but wonder if the same outcome would of been achieved if the author was in the UK. I have the feeling that it is better understood in the US, in fact my employer had me train (half day course!) as a workstation assessor and the official line was "...to do the bare minimum to abide the law.." and protect us from being sued no doubt!
It is not a condition to only be applied to middle-aged keyboard demons and in the next decade the number of sufferers will no doubt increase - lets just hope that the awareness of the illness does the same.