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The canned computer cometh

Earlier this week the first two of the cabinets for the lobby at St Werburghs Community Centre (news passim) arrived and we hope you agree they look very attractive indeed.

The cabinets feature a galvanised metal outer with a powder coat finish and the flat panel monitor kept safely away from sticky fingers behind a sheet of toughened glass. The cabinet front features 2 USB sockets for users to plug in portable storage devices, as well as being fully wired for sound with audio in and out sockets. In addition, the front can be unlocked for maintenance and servicing.

Desktop model Computer on a stand

As you can see, the cabinet can either be mounted on a stand, placed on an ordinary desk and can even be bolted to the wall in extreme situations to render them less portable.

The new cabinets have already drawn admiring glances. Indeed our old friend Ron Corbett, warden of Princess Royal Gardens in Redfield, would like to get his hands on some too, since people keep stealing the thin clients from his sheltered accommodation scheme’s LTSP suite!

5 Responses to The canned computer cometh

  1. Miky February 13, 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    They look awefull, like something from the sixties.

  2. Steve Woods February 14, 2008 at 1:19 pm #


    Our prime concern was the securing of the kit from damage and/or theft, not winning the Turner Prize 😉

    PS: I’m from the 1950s, does that make me even more awefull [sic]?

  3. Read February 22, 2008 at 10:32 am #

    I think they’ve been finely executed and look particularly dandy.

    Good work fellers !


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