The computer furniture rant

Have you ever noticed that furniture makers always make computer desks with those closed off little cubby holes for the tower? It’s about time someone told them computers need ventilation to work properly. I’ve seen countless computers overheat and die an untimely death due to this lack of understanding of simple common sense.

Computers have fans in them for a reason: air flow. They take cool air in and expel hot air, all the while keeping the internal case at a constant temperature, in theory. Most of the time though they run hot if they’re more than the little Wally-world special.

So, furniture companies, please remember to leave plenty of breathing room and exhaust ports for computers in your desks and nooks.

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    William L. Forney was born in Pennsylvania and relocated to Washington State in early 1999. His hobbies include all the usual things: movies, books, music, video games, etc. He writes short sci-fi/fantasy stories which will someday be published in the form of small novels.

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    He loves computers and has worked in several different areas from web, multimedia, video and 3D animation to database and windows development.

    Currently he works at Visible Reality, LLC as the lead developer and improvGroup, LLC as a networking consultant.

    He also works with Padgett & Padgett, PLLC, the accounting firm where he setup shop after moving.

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