I'd never heard of it until a customer wanted me to make a desk to go along
with a Herman Miller piece they've owned since the 1950's. It's pretty cool
stuff and not very difficult to make. Some Herman Miller furniture is
I've heard. If you'd like to see the small artist's tabouret she showed me, go
to: http://www.edswoods.com/appendix.html /
On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 11:06:20 -0700, Richard Clements
If you have a high-end cubefarm, then yes.
They make it just down the road from me (Bath and Chippenham). Cycling
along the river path into Bath you ride past the air outlet from their
dust collector. Quite pleasant in Winter, as it's a warm blast even
from thirty feet away. The smell of crispy MDF reminds me that I could
be at home with my own router too, not cycling to work.
I hated the Aeron. Borrowed one for a week, didn't get on with it at
all. Of course, that was probably because I hadn't had one ordered to
fit, I was borrowing a woman's, and I hadn't been on the training
course for how to adjust it.
Don't get me started on the Aeron. It looked cool, but it was about the
most uncomfortable thing I've ever sat on. I found it literally painful
to sit in for more than a few minutes.
The company I used to work for thought they were doing a nice thing for
everybody by buying all new chairs for everybody (Aeron, of course). I
scrambled to snag one of the old ones for my office.
What an amazing piece of marketing to convince the entire corporate
world that such a disasterous piece of ergonomic engineering was the
cool "had to have" thing of the decade.
Ah yes, the adjustments. We have one joker in the office who
likes to mis-adjust the chairs of others. He has, er,
been cured of that. But once it's just right, man...it doesn't
get any better. As someone else said here, though, they're
beastlyexpensive. If they weren't, I'd ave one at home.
One problem with Aerons is that they're _not_ adjustable. Some of the
parts (mainly the width) are fitted by interchanging the parts when
they're ordered. Once you've got it, you're stuck with it.
OTOH, I've not yet seen an Aeron that has collapsed due to Fat Geek
syndrome. Working in large IT offices, some of the people with 64-bit
backsides can break lesser chairs.
Even though I knew where you were going when I saw "64-bit"
at the end of the line, I still LOL when I turned the corner to the last
line. As someone who started out with 8 bit words in FORTRAN (and even
used 4-bit half words to save space), for me 32-bit seems large and a
64-bit anything will always seem huge. -- Igor
I went in the opposite direction: first machine I worked on was a
60-bit CDC, then a 36-bit DEC20, followed by 32-bit "supermicros",
and finally a 16-bit PC. We've turned around and worked our way
back up from there :-)
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