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28 May 2011 14:30


U.S.: Obvious thing of the day: Computers in offices make us fat, lazy

  • We have transitioned from jobs that primarily involved doing physical activity on our feet to ones where most of us make our living while sitting.
  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center researcher Timothy Church • Describing why we use far fewer calories at work now than we did 30 years ago. To put it simply, we sit around a lot, a fact which anyone could tell you by the mere fact that they too sit around at their computers all day. Could someone create … like a Wii version of Excel or something like that? So we might have to exercise while adding things to a spreadsheet or blogging or cutting out a photo in Photoshop? Or could you turn our computers into treadmills that only power on while we’re running on them? Seems like all this technology at our disposable makes us lazy and fat or something. source

08 Feb 2011 21:47


Tech: Yo, Facebook, hope you enjoy your massive new office space

30 Mar 2010 10:48


Tech: We expect you to print this post out and make copies of it

  • The first Xerox copier hit offices 50 years ago this month. One of modern history’s greatest, if most annoying inventions, it singlehandedly turned the former Haloid Xerox into a household name and in the process created a key part of the office. One that is often broken (the early versions caught on fire) and often a bit huge. “It was a product no one knew they needed until they had it,” said David Owen, who actually wrote a book called “Copies in Seconds: Chester Carlson and the Birth of the Xerox Machine.” source