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CODE4LIB February 2013

Subject:

Re: Stand Up Desks

From:

James Stuart <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 7 Feb 2013 12:47:51 -0500

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I'm using a sit/stand desk (the aerotouch at work, the geekdesk at home),
and it's wonderful. Definitely +1 on the anti-fatigue mat: here's the one I
use:
http://www.amazon.com/Sublime-Imprint-Designer-Nantucket-Espresso/dp/B0049HA0K0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1304093100&sr=1-3


On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:40 PM, Cricket Deane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I work at a Library and I am using an old card catalog table as a standing
> desk. I am 4 ft 10 and this is a perfect height for me. I use this all
> day long and wish I had the same thing at home. I am 65 and never get
> tired from standing. Chairs have never fit me and my back feels better
> than I can ever remember. Thomas Jefferson and Donald Rumsfeld used
> standing desks.
> c.deane
>
>
> On 2/7/2013 12:32 PM, Nate Hill wrote:
>
>> My team of four is currently designing/building/recycling together our
>> office space on the 4th floor in Chattanooga- a raw 14,000 sq ft open
>> space. We have plenty of old desks to use, and on our first iteration we
>> are each giving ourselves a personal sitting desk, but we will have
>> stations for shared standing desks/workbenches. Something about standing
>> makes me want to make physical stuff rather than just digital stuff. I'm
>> really curious to see how it all works. Happy to report back.
>>
>> Nate
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Bohyun Kim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> I use a bookcase in my office as a standup desk (photo below in the link)
>>> but it is really a matter of willpower I think. I get tired when I try
>>> to
>>> do concentrated work while standing and my experience is that I cannot
>>> stay
>>> standing and working at the same time more than 15 min even if I try hard
>>> although this may depend on each person. =) Even with the alarm I often
>>> ignore it and don't stand up. Then everything is in vain. Something to
>>> think about before investing in a new piece of furniture.
>>> http://www.bohyunkim.net/blog/**archives/2407<http://www.bohyunkim.net/blog/archives/2407>
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Bohyun
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]**EDU<[log in to unmask]>]
>>> On Behalf Of
>>> Mark Pernotto
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2013 12:09 PM
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Stand Up Desks
>>>
>>> Despite my best efforts of sitting up straight, getting an ergonomic
>>> chair, making sure my desk is a proper height (I'm a tall guy, so my desk
>>> is 'modified' to reflect this), and I make sure I stand up and at least
>>> stretch every 30 minutes (or so), my back still bothers me some days.
>>>
>>> I saw a Wired article a few months back hailing the benefits of stand up
>>> desks (http://www.wired.com/**wiredscience/2012/10/mf-**standing-desk/<http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/mf-standing-desk/>),
>>> and
>>> also found an article in NY Times (
>>>
>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/**12/02/business/stand-up-desks-**
>>> gaining-favor-in-the-**workplace.html?_r=1&<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/business/stand-up-desks-gaining-favor-in-the-workplace.html?_r=1&>
>>> )
>>> and wondered if there were any other developers/list members who used
>>> them.
>>> In my mind, I'm trading one problem for another, and I'm not sure I
>>> want
>>> to be standing up all day long. On the other hand, my back is killing me
>>> today.
>>>
>>> Suggestions?
>>>
>>> Mark
>>>
>>>
>>
>>

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