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The Bellinghman
Date: 2004-02-19 20:07
Subject: Oops
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A colleague has just knocked his monitor off his desk. It landed screen down.

Amazingly, it's unharmed.
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Nicolai The Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate
User: _nicolai_
Date: 2004-02-19 21:03 (UTC)
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They're quite well-protected against implosion. I suppose some other bit might have broken.

My employer supplied monitor stands which were not strong enough to hold the monitors. This caused my boss to have his 21" monitor land in his lap one day, with half a second's warning *CRACK* of failing plastic. The amazement there was that he was unharmed!

He replaced the stand with an identical stand. This time the monitor landed in his chair one evening after he had left the office.

He did not use any more of those stands.
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User: vatine
Date: 2004-02-20 10:32 (UTC)
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Yeah, they need to land "screen surface down" on something suitably hard and sharp or on the back end (the "neck" as it were) of the vaccuum bottle. Of course, just because they seldom implode when falling means that once one trusts that, they will land Just Wrong and go *fooom*.
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