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Users of recent model Mac Pro desktops have apparently had to live with a strange smell (the computer smells, not the user). A French scientist believes the odor is actually benzene and could give you cancer. Apple says not to worry, but is looking into it anyway.

What ever happened to our CRTs giving us all cancer with their radioactive effulgence? Do you fear your computer, your cell phone or the high tension lines that power them? Fears and comforting thoughts both welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on October 06, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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