Dr. Rajani Patil

Do You Use the Laptop on Your Lap?

July, 2017
The Master Responds

The modern man or woman today is more married to their laptop than to their spouse! Jokes apart, people do spend enormous amounts of time with their laptops, and usually in awkward postures.

When laptops were invented they were meant to differentiate a portable class of PC from desktops and hence got termed laptops. But the term laptop is really a misnomer! The laptop is not really meant to be used on the lap for a variety of reasons.

Let’s look at the statistics of laptop users. As per a survey conducted online across 25 countries from North America, Europe, South America and Asia Pacific that covered 8856 employed adults, showed that 85% of Indians currently have and use a laptop (fourth highest in the world after Denmark (89%), Austria (86%) and Norway (86%). Indians also ranked second highest, after the UAE, in carrying laptops with them on leisure trips!

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