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Rackmount Wallpaper

Wallpaper, with imagery printed on it. Not much cleverer than that.
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Wallpaper consisting of imagery of rackmount gear - the roll width would match rack width. Available in audio gear, tv broadcast gear, computer data centre, and 1950s cold war monitoring flavour.
Ian Tindale, Nov 30 2005

[absterge] almost got there first Marshall-stack_20wallpaper
[angel, Nov 30 2005]

Reminds me of these http://www.manorbin...play_bookspines.htm
[zen_tom, Nov 30 2005]

The 19 inch rack http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rack_mount
Wikipedia suggests telecoms equipment as the origin. [hippo, Dec 05 2005]

Tartus http://www.tartus.com/
[hippo, Dec 06 2005]


       Given that wallpaper with photographic scenes is already widely available, surely this is more just a new flavor, than a whole new idea?   

       But yeah, let's make the dining room look like a data center - oh, wait, it already does!
DrCurry, Nov 30 2005

       It's wallpaper with imagery printed on it.
skinflaps, Nov 30 2005

       I have a strange feeling about this, might I get the same thing in coffee cups?
zen_tom, Nov 30 2005

       Now my home can look just like my work.
wagster, Nov 30 2005

       Perhaps you can paper your work racks with a nice paisley.
Worldgineer, Nov 30 2005

       I'll put it to my manager in the morning.
wagster, Nov 30 2005

       Blinkey lights...   

       Lots of blinkey lights...
the_art, Dec 01 2005

       Take a picture of yourself in front of the wallpaper. You can brag about having all of this audio gear and your friends wont know the difference.
Jscotty, Dec 01 2005

       when I was at college I designed a "Skin Disease" wall paper range, but no one wanted to manufacture it....
xenzag, Dec 02 2005

       Could be awkward, getting the reel-to-reel tape deck reels to line up, if they go across strips.
Reminds me of a former employment, when we used a very expensive telex (yes, I'm *that* old) switch to run the lab Christmas tree lights sequencing... [+]
coprocephalous, Dec 02 2005

       Strowger exchange wallpaper - yay!
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Dec 02 2005

IcarusByNight, Dec 03 2005

       Just like the old "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea" and "Start Reck" sets beep-flash-beeb-bun
Dub, Dec 03 2005

       Does anyone know who invented the 19" rack system and when?
wagster, Dec 04 2005

       Wild stab in the dark, but probably the Beeb... because they needed standard fittings for live and studio work... but this is just a guess, and it's the sort of thing they'd do
Dub, Dec 04 2005

       Telex- Now thats a REAL machine!
Jscotty, Dec 05 2005

       Quite possibly [Dub], them or the GPO.
wagster, Dec 05 2005

       Almost certainly telecoms-derived, though why nineteen inches, I really don't know - probably the width of a 50V lead-acid battery, or something like that.
I'm not sure when the standard was introduced - if it is a throwback to electro-mechanical exchanges, or is purely of the electronic era. It could be the width of the old patch-board manual exchanges - the furthest the operator could be expected to reach.
coprocephalous, Dec 05 2005

       [wagster/copro]Nods sagely - Well, as sagely as a I can.
Dub, Dec 05 2005

       (see link)

Would you also need wallpaper printed with images of large air-conditioning units to prevent your imaginary rack-mount equipment overheating?
hippo, Dec 05 2005

       Yes, along with an imaginary UPS.
Jscotty, Dec 05 2005

       Can I have mine with the 'nuclear reactor control room' look? Or perhaps the Tartus?
RayfordSteele, Dec 06 2005

       What is a tartus?
Ian Tindale, Dec 06 2005

       The plural reflexive of "pimp my"?
coprocephalous, Dec 06 2005

       Found out what it is. It's a Syrian port on the Med.
Ian Tindale, Dec 06 2005

       Ah, but that would simply be "Tartus" without the definite article (unless, like "Le Havre", or "The Hague", the article is part of the local name).
Why would anyone want a Syrian port stuck to their walls?
coprocephalous, Dec 06 2005

       Tartus (see link) write CAD-type software for companies in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction Industries.
hippo, Dec 06 2005

       [light slowly dawns] The Tardis? Well, obviously then, you'd need an infinite number of rolls.
coprocephalous, Dec 06 2005

       //It says so much about the HB demographics// Like what?
(apart from my confession that I'm old enough to have worked on telex)
coprocephalous, Dec 06 2005

       Sweeping generalisation. Although this idea does seem to have an almost exclusively male annotation list.
hidden truths, Dec 06 2005

       The odd thing is, this could actually be created, produced and sold right now, and there's a distinct* market out there that would actually buy it and use it.   

       *well, when I say 'distinct', I mean 'unmarried'.
Ian Tindale, Dec 06 2005


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