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 Post subject: What is the best chair?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:21 pm 
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Good chairs are very important (4 school/work/home). It's a major problem, so can communism offer a solution? We have to be able to find a good way to sit (without hurting your back etc). Capitalism tries to come up with standing desks, stability balls, etc. that is abolishing the chair-form.

Will mankind ever find a good way to sit?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:39 pm 
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Let me put that at the top of the list......


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best chair?
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it is a common problem (related to work), Image
so let's connect it into the bigger (capitalist) picture and hint at solutions which are impossible in capitalism. Though on a reformist note, rocking chairs seem tempting to me. Maybe we knew how to sit well in primitive communism, so we should rediscover (and update for today) ancient sitting methods.


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Well, how about we abolish the offices of Pres and VP? That takes care of that chair problem. Then we do away with most desk work. Meetings are reduced dramatically, and access to, and time for, physical exercise is increased to offset the negative impact of sitting. Redesigning chairs doesn't seem to be very helpful, since the problem is sitting itself, not the chair.

Big issue will be transportation.

As I said, it's at the top of my list, just ahead of safe drinking water and proper sanitation.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:05 am 
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Of course abolish the offices of Pres and VP. But if the very rich have comfy chairs, then these should be reproduced more widely (eg peasant household furniture consisted of mere benches, only the head of the family could have a chair). Chairs have their own history and social significance. Probably only recently under capitalism were they widely adopted in the population.

Doing away with most desk work and dramatically reducing meetings is a good way to connect chairs to the issue of unnecessary labor in capitalism. But will we be standing up all day?

We haven't mentioned squatting yet.


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"Big issue will be transportation."

Yes, the truck-drivers, air pilots, etc. all sit long hours, and so do the passengers.


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Personally I'm a fan of the Sofa-Form of chair. One can sit in it as in a regular chair, but the shape of the Sofa suggests going beyond the ordinary sitting position to lying, suggesting the possibility for transcending existing social norms.

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No, the sofa is bad (https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/1328796 ... -problems/), and besides impractical for work.

At the moment there's basically no "life hack" to this problem of sitting long hours. You can extend the problem to any unhealthy repetitive movement at work so that it becomes a, if not the, major issue of transforming work conditions after the revolution.


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