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Tool_maker
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Re: Re : Smart desk
Tool_maker   10/23/2013 4:58:32 PM
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@AnandY: I agree with your comment about the touchscreen. This desk reminds me of the Hamilton Drawing Board I worked on before shifting to CAD. A simple foot peddle allowed up & down with a sprng counter balance.

mrdon
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Re: Cool upgrade
mrdon   10/23/2013 3:12:46 PM
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NadineJ

A treadmill workstation is definitely needed: but I'm wondering how I will be able to build circuits on it? Definitely a good challenge!

NadineJ
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Re: Cool upgrade
NadineJ   10/23/2013 3:09:19 PM
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An active moving chair?   That's a tough one.  A rocking chair wouldn't work.  But, I like the challenge!

A treadmill workstation may be good for you!

mrdon
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Re: Nice idea
mrdon   10/23/2013 12:40:08 PM
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Rob,

Yes, working with both Adult and Teenage learners keeps you literal on your toes. I enjoy the interaction with my students immensely.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Nice idea
Rob Spiegel   10/23/2013 11:49:14 AM
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MrDon, I agree this a step forward for the lonely desk. Sounds like you're able to avoid spending your whole day sitting at a desk.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   10/23/2013 9:56:25 AM
My response was a lot softer than that, and some 'purist' dinged me with a one-star rating.  Battar said what I was thinking, except I can add "financially irresponsible".   Go ahead and ding me again. 

Battar
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Battar   10/23/2013 9:11:44 AM
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Me: "Here's a quote for an office desk. $3800. Please authorize the budget".

Boss. "GET __ ______ ____ ____ ___  ! " (fill in the blanks as appropriate).

I'd rather spend the money on a new 'scope.

On the other hand, If one of my colleagues had one, I'd hack it and get it to tilt as soon as he put a full coffee cup down on it. See how the touch screen would react to that.

Ken E.
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I don't see it either, except for executives.
Ken E.   10/23/2013 9:04:50 AM
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I can put a price on good health, and my employer can too.  I could pay my health club fees for quite a while with that, it is just too much money for the common man.  I really like the idea though, and have toyed with raising my desk and getting a tall chair to switch off from standing.  If the described desk was thin and could fit right over an existing one, then I wouldn't have to give up my existing desk and drawers either.  As an engineer, I've tried to imagine a simple/cheap mechanism I could put under the legs of my existing desk to raise and lower it manually, which is also good excersize. 

Donald Rumsfield, and Thomas Jefferson also worked at standing desks if memory serves, and perhaps many more notables.

AnandY
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Re : Smart desk
AnandY   10/23/2013 6:35:26 AM
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It's a nice idea to have a single desk that you can use both while standing and sitting. That said, Cabe, I believe adding in the touchscreen adjustments were a little unnecessary. Yes we are embracing technology but that, to me, is going overboard and only makes the desk more expensive for no reason. What happened to a simple button that can be pressed and do the same thing at a fraction of the cost?

Elizabeth M
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Re: Cool upgrade
Elizabeth M   10/23/2013 5:22:49 AM
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I saw these when I was doing research online one day--very cool! I am happy that I don't work in a typical "office" anymore, but for people who do, it's great they now have more ergnomic and comfortable options. I am suffering wrist pain now from time to time and I think it's from years of sitting at a desk and in front of a computer without the right kind of equipment.

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