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Stir's Smart Desk Revolutionizes Office Furniture

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jessicajohnson
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I find a $4000 desk very prohibitive.
jessicajohnson   10/30/2013 3:00:17 AM
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I find a $4000 desk very prohibitive. But, in case you didn't know, the dangers of sitting are well documented. It could kill you. Here's the link if you're interested: http://superhuman.ly/2013/06/26/sitting-the-silent-killer/

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Nice idea
Rob Spiegel   10/29/2013 8:37:38 PM
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Good video, Chuck. I like the idea of a desk-bound treadmill.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Nice idea
Rob Spiegel   10/29/2013 8:27:51 PM
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That's a great story, Chuck. What did you use as a surface? A kitchen counter? And more importantly, what was the book about?

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: I don't see it either, except for executives.
Ann R. Thryft   10/29/2013 3:18:50 PM
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These always look like a good idea, but for some reason I can't work standing up.

Charles Murray
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Re: Nice idea
Charles Murray   10/28/2013 6:23:04 PM
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By the way, work-based fitness equipment is on the rise. It allows people to walk on a treadmill while they work, although I hear the users don't type very well at those stations.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324539304578263650060635048

Charles Murray
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Re: Nice idea
Charles Murray   10/28/2013 6:18:17 PM
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This is a great idea. I worked standing up for about 12 years, then went back to sitting about seven years ago. It's a great way to work. I started doing it because I was writing a book at night, and kept falling asleep at my sit-down desk in the middle of the night. Standing kept me awake. I'm not quite sure why I went back to sitting.

William K.
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The silly side of feature creep
William K.   10/25/2013 8:52:28 PM
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a powered desk that allows working from different heights sounds like a good idea, but a screen showing calorie use is a silly and useless waste of resources. And any system that claims that anticipating what I want is good is already my enemy. I don;t do the same stuff all the time so no way can a machine anticipate what I will want next. So they could just have up and down controls and a means to return to stored positions. Possibly a way of showing when limits are approaching would be worthwhile as well. But only the basic functions, all the rest of that is just more software branches to go wrong.

MagFlux
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Not going to be calorie accurate
MagFlux   10/23/2013 6:24:22 PM
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Calorie counting by the software will be way off target. The most energy that you burn at the desk is in your brain. I would be burning way more calories working with Visual Studio than watching cute kittens on youtube.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: I don't see it either, except for executives.
Cabe Atwell   10/23/2013 6:21:14 PM
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For all those interested... I bought a standing desk. An Uplift 900, frame, that I will attach to my current desktop. My days of sedentary sitting are over! Blood clots at bay, weight shedding, energy (supposedly). I am ready!

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Ralphy Boy
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Re: I don't see it either, except for executives.
Ralphy Boy   10/23/2013 6:01:35 PM
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I have often thought that I would like to have an easy up/down desk at home. i.e... Once I sit to check the net for something like lumber, paint or other supplies I'll sit and surf for an hour... A standing desk would might bring that habit to a stop.

But I also want to sit when I'm just relaxing. So what to do?

The health issue is far a lesser concern for me.

However... if the healthiness of the desk is a factor for some perhaps a foot powered air pump to raise, and a slow bleed to lower would be a good thing. Lots cheaper too...

In fact... I may look into that.

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