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Content-sensitive monitor stand

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I've just got a monitor stand at work, which raises my monitor 6 inches so that it's in line with the regulation top of screen=eye level. However, it now feels much more exposed, and even with the brightness turned down, I'm still worried it's far too obvious that i'm on the internet when I should be writing code.

Therefore, I want a monitor that will stand proud when I'm working, but take evasive measures when I don't want to be seen. In particular the monitor stand and screen should drop six inches whenever Internet Explorer is open. It might also be nice to do something to restrict the field of view to me.

How this can be done without the sight of my descending monitor signalling "hey, I'm reading about eunuchs on The Straight Dope" to all my colleagues is left as an exercise to the reader.

pottedstu, Feb 12 2002


       you could work from home too.
sappho, Feb 12 2002

       Get a CRT anti-glare screen. The polarizing filter rigs it so you can't read the screen without being right in front of the CRT.
A cheaper alternative is to get one of those cardboard surrounds that go up and over the CRT to accomplish the same thing.
phoenix, Feb 12 2002

       'stu, you read hb at work? You are a bad, bad man.   

       (I still think displaying the idea name in a smaller font would help. Having "Flatulence Visualizer" in big black bold Impact text is a little difficult to explain.)
waugsqueke, Feb 12 2002

       What phoenix said - all in the guise of anti-glare. Cheap fix for the fix.
thumbwax, Feb 12 2002

       You could try working.
ironfroggy, Aug 19 2006

       [ironfroggy]- To put it simply: You are out of your mind.   

       Besides that, you're here aren't you?
NotTheSharpestSpoon, Aug 19 2006

       A lenticular monitor would be great for this. You'd set it up so that, from your boss's angle when he enters your cubicle he sees "work", but you see your web-surfing.
phundug, Aug 20 2006


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