On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 16:18:53 -0400, Richard Wordingham
<richard.wordingham@...> wrote:

> There were claims that it was not a real medical condition.

One of the few people I'm relatively often in touch with (by voice) won a
lawsuit; her RSI, she says, was bad enough to be life-threatening. She
expects that it has shortened her life span. I expect M.D.s to be
skeptical (at least) about that, but, somewhere, I have the exact
description. It starts "complex regional pain syndrome", and goes on from
there. She persisted in keyboarding (was a talented programmer) after the
point where she really ought to have stopped.

Richard Stallman, famous for GNU, and free software and its advocacy,
talented programmer and something of a Renaissance Man, can't use a
keyboard any more.

Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass. (Not "MA")
The curious hermit -- autodidact and polymath
Hope for these times: Paul Rogat Loeb's book --
"The Impossible Will Take a Little While:..."