Flashback to the 1980s, when CRT monitors are very big in this small IT consulting company, according to a pilot fish on the scene.
“We used Falco monitors with our minicomputers,” fish says. “Like all computer monitors in those pre-flatscreen days, they were big and heavy. They were also pretty sturdy.
“Despite their rugged build, a user did manage to break one by knocking it off a desk. The picture tube and associated electronics survived, but the pivot that attached the CRT to the base platform did not. That part was irreparably broken, and a replacement part was prohibitively expensive.”
After swapping in a new monitor, fish’s group brings the decapitated unit back to the office, where the lone hardware tech dubs it “Headless Wonder” and it’s put to use occasionally — and always moved very carefully.
Get Sharky’s outtakes from the IT Theater of the Absurd delivered directly to your Inbox. Subscribe now to the Daily Shark Newsletter.