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Steelcase Walkstation

By: Ben Preiss - Published: Oct 22, 2007 • References: blog.scifi and crave.cnet
I often complain about sitting in front of the computer all day, but the Steelcase Walkstation has made me realize that it could be worse.

I could be in a nightmare scenario where I'm running on a treadmill attached to my PC, like a big rat on a wheel.

I'm only surprised they didn't think to use the treadmill to generate the electricity for the PC. That would have added some additional humiliation when you get tired and you and your PC simultaneously crash.

What kind of masochistic, hyperactive, over-caffeinated freak would buy this $6,500 torture device? This is worse than those embryonic gel pods in the Matrix. At least there you dreamed you had a better life. Can you imagine corporations the world over buying these? Cubicle dwellers running on them all day, generating electricity for the grid while working on company reports? If they fall down, they just get flushed and replaced.