With three computers on my desk now – and a new Tablet PC that I need to find a way to integrate – I’m running into the same problem that he was — how to create the right atmosphere in my home office for creative and professional work.
What I wanted of my office redesign was more space and less hassle. I think it gave me both and finally I have room for some books on my desk, not on the shelves behind. That should have been a priority from the start, but somehow the computers got hold of me, demanding I fit in with them, not the other way round.
It was, on the face of it, though quite expensive. There are a couple of ways of looking at this. I now have one computer which works all the time, on the road and at home. Before, either the desktop or the notebook was out of action. Had I replaced both they would have cost more than the notebook alone, and got less utilisation.
My home office is in the basement of a split level ranch and features two desktop computes (a Mac G4 w/ 23″ LCD, a Dell P3-933 w/ 19″ LCD, an Apple Powerbook G4 15″, and a Motion M1400 Tablet PC). I got the tablet specifically for work though I see potential home uses for it as well. It’s truly a portable notebook – I’m looking forward to really putting it through its paces in the coming weeks.