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.


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.
> Cheers,
> Bohyun
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[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 (, and
> also found an article in NY Times (
> )
> 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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