The rat race evolves?

Here's a good contender for the stupidest thing I've seen in, ooh, days. It's a vertical workstation, as reported on the BBC, designed to help people lose weight while slogging away at the computer.

Here's a good contender for the stupidest thing I've seen in, ooh, days. It's a vertical workstation, as reported on the BBC, designed to help people lose weight while slogging away at the computer.

Where to begin? The inherent difficulty in typing while walking - let alone using the mouse? The fact that it will make you look like a complete berk? The way in which it encapsulates the drudgery of office life by actually making the worker look just that little bit more like a rat in a cage?

Nah, let's be positive and look at the possibilities of such a thing. Ever-increasing moves towards power efficiency and reducing IT's carbon footprint... can you see what it is yet? It's the treadmill-operated PC! Environmentally conscious and health conscious all at the same time. Genius.

Just remember to hit the save button before you get a cramp...

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