I'm tall and I don't like to crouch to see my computer. My laptop has ended up on endless technical volumes (for a long time on IM:1-4). A coworker built a stand out of wood that allowed the laptop to be held slanted and vertical like this to reclaim deskspace and I really liked it. I eventually built this stand. Its made out of 1/4" steel rod, silver soldered together. This was my first attempt at silver soldering and I horribly overheated the joints.