I saw this reference to someone burned out (no pun intended) on the story of laptops causing infertility. I too have experienced this story over and over interminibly for the last few days – online, on TV, on the radio, etc. In all that repetition, not one of the reporters has asked the question that is so to me thuddingly obvious and important to the story – if laptops reduce fertility by heating up your testicles, how long lasting is such an effect? Permanent, a few days, a few minutes? Without this tidbit of information, the story is useless and yet it goes round and round. I think the fact that it’s got that combination of techy and salacious – being that its about the conjunction of computers and ball sacs – has just gotten everyone so wonky that they can’t think straight to do, you know, reporter-type work. Has the reportorial art of asking the next questions been so lost that they can’t even ask them about warmed up scrota?