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I do a lot of web-surfing from library computers, and this phenomenon has got to bug you librarians as much as it does me: what exactly the hell are people doing that breaks the keyboard supports and squashes them flat?

(I'm irresistibly imagining this guy in the throes of a furious Reddit debate:



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Nov. 28th, 2017 03:09 am (UTC)
I've actually seen patrons fiddling with them...
Nov. 28th, 2017 04:39 am (UTC)
Unbelievable as it seems to me, by my observation in shared computer workstation environments some people seem to prefer their keyboards completely flat on the desk. I can only assume that these folks are hunt-and-peck typists not touch typists, so perhaps standard ergonomic guidelines would not apply? Fortunately the keyboard legs are easy to flip back up again as desired.

Edited at 2017-11-28 04:40 am (UTC)
Nov. 28th, 2017 06:41 pm (UTC)
I like keyboards flat on the table when it's a table for standing and the keyboard is below the level of my elbows. I don't have to bend my wrists as much. But I know how those supports work. Otherwise, the Credible Hulk sounds like a leading theory to me.
Nov. 28th, 2017 11:13 pm (UTC)
Fortunately the keyboard legs are easy to flip back up again as desired.

Not if a previous user has broken them off altogether--which was the point of my rant.

(I quite understand the existence of individual ergonomic comfort zones--I myself happen to be a hunt-and-peck typist, but I prefer the keyboard angled.)
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