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All Those In Favor, Please Stand Up | Free Ebook 4 U

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”?

Free Ebook: a How To book those of you who use Microsoft Office may want to know about…

“My latest book Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users is now available.

The book targets information workers (end-users) and uses scenario-based walkthroughs to illustrate how they can use the security and privacy features of Office 2010 and to a lesser extent of Office 365. The book is currently available in print form from Microsoft Press through O’Reilly Media and is also available in ebook form as a free download. Enjoy!”

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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March 13, 2012 Posted by | computers, Microsoft, privacy | , , , , , , , | 11 Comments