We are, apparently, just not safe enough and we need more warning labels. It's only reasonable. We have warning labels on food, cigarettes, airbags in cars, gas cans, water heaters, children's toys, you name it. But there are some notable, and very worrying, areas where warnings don't exist yet. If we're going to be really responsible and cautious and do everything we can to protect everyone as much as possible, then we need to go that little bit further.
To this end, I think we need legislation to require PC manufacturers to put warning labels on their products along the lines of "Dropping this product on your foot from any significant height may result in injury." Or what about warning labels for Wi-Fi antennas that would read: "Poking this into your eye may result in eye injury"? Or how about for CDs and DVDs: "Using this product as a substitute for a Frisbee may result in injury or death."
[digression] To riff on an old story , we probably need warning labels on toy poodles: "Do not attempt to dry in a microwave."
What got me thinking about this under-recognized and pressing need for more warning labels were recent reports that Maine State Representative Andrea M. Boland (D-Sanford) is putting forward a bill that would make Maine the first state to require cell phone manufacturers to put health warnings on cell phone packaging. [more ]