This morning I walked into my office to check email and saw this.
That’s my Samsung flatpanel sitting on my keyboard.
You can see the stand is no longer attached to the back of it. Last night it was fine and hadn’t been touched or moved since then. So sometime during the night the metal bracket holding it to the stand simply gave up.
Now that’s depressing enough as it is, but if you look a bit closer you’ll notice that the weight of the monitor broke the feet off of the bottom of my Matias Tactile Pro keyboard (which cost me $150 USD.)
Why someone would spend $150 on a keyboard will be my next blog entry, but to give you an idea you can read this (You have to at least read the section entitled Protecting the Alps.)
Now I think I should point out this monitor has had a very easy life. It just sits on my desk. It doesn’t move around or travel. It just sits there. It literally broke due to its own weight. I think it is still under warranty so I’ll have to try and find the original paperwork (which reminds me, I need to clean up and organize my office.)