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Headless, redefined

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.

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