Snapped on a West End street was this large CRT monitor, unceremoniously dumped face down on the cold stone of a London pavement.
No doubt a shiny new slimline LCD monitor now resides on its ex-owners desk, reminding us about how a quiet revolution has taken place in the office, with the beige-tastic bulk of chunky CRT monitors slowly vanishing forever.
This photo of a ‘cutting edge’ university lab from just a few years ago show just how much girth the CRT beasties used to take up – and moving them around was a hernia trouser explosion just waiting to happen.
When we gave away our 22″ Sony monitors a few years back, the things were so heavy it required two people to move them! So how abut you guys? Any of you still soldiering on with a desk-filling CRT, or are we all basking in the thin glory that is LCD monitors?
The serious bit:
If you’re about to update your own monitor, please don’t just dump it in the street like the plonker above did – contact your local council to see what recycling schemes they’re running – like Westminster’s Computer Recycling program.