Skip to Content

Writers in danger from laptops

1 July 2013

'As a writer you become obsessive, wedded to the position you place your notebook in in relation to the laptop. But you don't realise your body is awfully contorted. (Writing on the computer) is so much more painful than writing with a fountain pen ever was.

You are always peering down at your laptop and it is a big strain on your neck. Back and neck problems are the blight of the modern age and it is something we really need to look at. It is astonishing the number of people injured - the walking wounded.'

Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series, in the Sunday Times

Our Health Hazards series