Jack Schofield

Freelance blogger

Jack Schofield spent the 1970s editing photography magazines before becoming editor of an early UK computer magazine, Practical Computing. In 1983, he started writing a weekly computer column for the Guardian, and joined the staff to launch the newspaper's weekly computer supplement in 1985. This section launched the Guardian’s first website and, in 2001, its first real blog. When the printed section was dropped after 25 years and a couple of reincarnations, he felt it was a time for a change....

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Mind your back! Your mobile tech can hurt you

Mind your back! Your mobile tech can hurt you

The history of computerisation shows that people can be harmed by their company’s IT systems, but today, laptops and tablets are being adopted without any apparent consideration for their ergonomic effects. The health and safety costs of a careless approach could ultimately outweigh the savings.

July 16, 2012 by in Mobility