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I have been noticing a computing trend that I have yet to see reported anywhere else in the media.

no_desk (So either it is a “just me” thing, or [once again] the media is hopelessly behind the curve.)

What I have noticed is: more people – it seems to me – are doing their computing/working standing up.

What I mean by that is, I have seen a lot more (mainly home office [aka “SOHO“]) “work areas” be counters, or other raised platforms, and there’s no chair. No more office desk and ‘executive’s chair”, is what I mean. A chairless office.
(No more Fax machines and/or 14-button phones, either.)

When I comment, these work-standing-up types are delighted to tell me how much better they like the arrangement.. and go into lengthy detail as to the advantages, over the ‘old’ chair-sitting-behind-desk way.
The most common refrain is “I think better on my feet”.

They tell me it’s healthier, and they feel they are more productive. (And with a “hands free” headset.. they don’t get tangled in the cords..) Me? I’m a sitter. I purchased a deluxe, ultra-perfect “captain’s chair” for my office and I intend to get my money’s worth out of it.
But I can sure see the advantages these stand up arrangements are enjoying.. I have to confess.

How ’bout it? Have any of you out there “gone chairless”?

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iPad news: For those of you curious about such things, here is the video of the iPad 3 introduction announcement.

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I have been busy, and I apologize for missing yesterday. For those paying attention: recently I posted a Poll concerning an email. I am pleased to report that exactly 100% of the many respondents got it right. Yay!

Today’s quotable quote:Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” ~ Abraham Lincoln


The criminal spam bots seem to have a theme today...

.. “My Good Friend” ..


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  1. I don’t think I could do a stand-up workstation. I can barely sit at a desk for long, although I don’t have a good desk chair in the slightest. I usually end up working on blogs/my resume/etc. sitting sideways on my couch or in my bed. My future office must have a couch or I will never get work done, apparently.

    Yay for 100% awareness!


    Comment by Samantha | March 13, 2012 | Reply

    • Samantha,
      I think (but could be wrong) that a couch is sorta, well, uh, the opposite of what we’re talking about here…

      I say, whatever works.
      But I also have to confess these people (I have seen/talked to) are very successful/productive people… (we used to call them “Type A”) Maybe there’s something to this.


      Comment by techpaul | March 13, 2012 | Reply

      • Well of course a couch is the exact opposite. This is why I think standing up would not work…but perhaps I’ll try it sometime. It can’t be any worse than my terrible desk chair. :)


        Comment by Samantha | March 13, 2012 | Reply

        • Samantha,
          All light-hearted kidding aside, now.
          I found my ultra-deluxe, faux leather, fits-me-like-a-glove, has-cool-levers-and-knobs (and wheels, but no motor), commander of the universe “captains chair” at a store of the type I call a “second hand store” (others call ’em “thrift shops”, and yet others “Salvation Army”) and paid $10 for it.

          I have to say it was probably the best $10 I ever spent in all my decades, and so I humbly suggest you “keep your eye out” for a similar bargain.. if you spend any time at all at your desk.. I mean.


          Comment by techpaul | March 13, 2012 | Reply

  2. I also have a super deluxe top-o’-the-line captains chair for sitting at the computer. And I’m a Type A. But, I do have an unusual situation… my bad back won’t allow standing in place for more than a few minutes. However, when my back was in good shape I still never stood at a workstation unless it was for a short test run. Small periods of work.

    Now if I were in an environment where I had to move around a lot, yeah, standing makes sense. Otherwise I keep a good posture in a sitting position and work my fingers to the bone!


    Comment by kstinman | March 14, 2012 | Reply

    • kstinman,
      As I said, I’m a sitter.
      In fact, I have been accused of holding the world’s record.. (I’m rather ‘Type B’).


      Comment by techpaul | March 14, 2012 | Reply

  3. My vote is for the “comfy chair”….Monty Python – Spanish Inquisition Torture Scene – YouTube

    Got Captain Chair here. Always up and down tho..My neck and spine can give me fits.

    Heads up..18 hours left as I post this.

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    Let’s just pay them the money! They’ve made it very clear that they consider digital copies to be just as valuable as the original.”

    Probably should send about 25..then we are “Even Steven”.

    Send Them Your Money


    Comment by delenn13 | March 14, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Some good ones there, and I thank you.


      Comment by techpaul | March 14, 2012 | Reply

  4. Getting my “Geek On”.

    Forgot to say:

    Happy Pi Day, everyone.

    Pi Day » 1 Million Digits of Pi

    What pi sounds like – YouTube

    Pi song! – YouTube


    Comment by delenn13 | March 14, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Pi Day…..

      Um…… think I’ll pass on celebrating that one. (But admit, the Geek Factor is very high.)


      Comment by techpaul | March 14, 2012 | Reply

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