It’s rather more messy than usual, despite the thorough reorganization I did a few weeks ago. Work spaces have a way of getting silted up with the detritus of daily activity.
The display is now in a corner, so I have a clear view of the Big Green Desktop on the other side of the windows, and to reinforce that the computer is not the raison d’etre of the desk. I’m on a simplification binge right now, so I reduced the setup to its minimal necessary components. The Mac mini doesn’t take up much space on its little shelf, and I tossed out the powered speakers in favor of the ones built into the LCD display. It’s not exactly room-filling sound, but it’s sufficient for YouTube videos and the occasional WoW session, and it saves a lot of desk real estate.
The portable device on the desk mat is a cellulose-based laptop with solid-state data storage. It requires no power at all, and the stylus-based input features a 100% accurate handwriting recognition. It’s super-light, boots up instantly, and the screen is perfectly legible even in direct sunlight. It’s also dirt cheap…I have a dozen or so stashed away, and they sold me the whole stack for less than a c-note. Living in the future is awesome.