The rat race evolves?

The rat race evolves?

Summary: 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.

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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...

Topic: Telcos

David Meyer

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  • The rat race evolves?

    No no, the worst thing is... "The desks cost
    modafo
  • The rat race evolves?

    A treadmill at your workstation eh? Why not go the whole hog and stick a grindstone in there too?
    Charles McLellan
  • The rat race evolves?

    Actually there's a fairly amusing account of what happened when a BBC hack tried using the blessed thing <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6657305.stm">here</a>...
    David Meyer