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    Dennab
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    A desk is a furniture form and a class of table often used in a work or office setting for reading or writing on or using a computer. Desks often have one or more drawers to store office supplies and papers. Unlike a regular table, usually only one side of a desk is suitable to sit on (though there are some exceptions, such as a partners desk). Not all desks have the form of a table. For instance, an Armoire desk is a desk built within a large wardrobe-like cabinet, and a portable desk is light enough to be placed on a person's lap. Although some people usually lean on the desk, meaning a desk must be sturdy
    Typical rolltop desk
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    * 1 Early desks
    * 2 Industrial era
    * 3 Steel desks
    * 4 Student desks
    * 5 Influence of computers
    * 6 See also
    * 7 External links
    * 8 References
    o 8.1 Real desks
    o 8.2 Virtual desktops, GUIs, and the virtual office

    [edit] Early desks
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    [edit] Industrial era
    An untidy desk
    [edit] Steel desks

    A smaller boom in office work and desk production occurred at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th with the introduction of smaller and less expensive electrical presses and efficient carbon papers coupled with the general acceptance of the typewriter. Steel desks were introduced to take heavier loads of paper and withstand the pounding meted out on the typewriters. The L-shaped desk became popular, with the "leg" being used as an annex for the typewriter.

    Another big boom occurred after the Second World War with the spread of photocopying. Paperwork drove even higher the number of desk workers, whose work surface diminished in size as office rents rose, and the paper itself was moved more and more directly to filing cabinets or sent to records management centers, or transformed into microfilm, or both. Modular desks seating several co-workers close by became common. Even executive or management desks became mass-produced, built of cheap plywood or fiberboard covered with wood finish, as the number of persons managing the white collar workers became even greater.
    [edit] Student desks
    A student desk.

    A student desk can be any desk form meant for use by a student. Usually the term designates a small pedestal desk or writing table constructed for use by a teenager or a pre-teen in his or her room at home. It often is a pedestal desk, with only one of the two pedestals and about two thirds of the desk surface. Such desks are sometimes called left-pedestal desks and right-pedestal desks, depending on the position of the single pedestal. These desks are not as tall as normal adult desks. In some cases, the desk is connected from the seat to the table.

    The desks are usually mass-produced in steel or wood and sold on the consumer market. There is a wide variety of plans available for woodworking enthusiasts. There are many novel forms of student desks made to maximize the relatively restricted area available in a child's room. One of the most common is the bunk-bed desk, also called the loft bed.
    [edit] Influence of computers

    Until the late 1980s desks remained a place for paperwork and business negotiation.

    At the end of this decade though the personal computer was taking hold in large and medium sized businesses. New office suites included a "knee hole" credenza which was a place for a terminal or personal computer and keyboard tray. Soon new office designs also included "U-shape" suites which added a bridge worksurface between the back credenza and front desk. During the North American recession of the early 1990s, many manager and executive workers had to do word processing and other functions previously completed by typing pools and secretaries. This necessitated a more central placement of the computer on these "U-shape" suite desk systems.
    A desk in an office.

    With computers abounding, "computer paper" became an office staple. The beginning of this paper boom gave birth to the dream of the "paperless office", in which all information would appear on computer monitors. However, the ease of printing personal documents and the lack of comfort with reading text on computer monitors led to a great deal of document printing. The need for paperwork space vied with the rising desk space taken up by computer monitors, CPUs, printers, scanners, and other peripherals. As well, the need for more space led some desk companies to attach some items to the modesty panel at the back of the desk, such as multi-outlets and cabling.

    Through the "tech boom" of the 1990s, office worker numbers skyrocketed along with the cost of office space rent. The cubicle desk became widely accepted in North America as an economical way of putting more desk workers in the same space without actually shrinking the size of their working surfaces. The cubicle walls have become new place for workers to affix papers and other items once left on the horizontal desktop surface. Even computer monitor frames themselves are used to attach reminder notes and business cards.

    Early in the 2000s, private office workers found that their side and back computer-placing furniture made it hard to show the contents of a computer screen to guests or co-workers. Manufacturers have responded to this issue by creating "Forward Facing" desks where computer monitors are placed on the front of the "U-shape" workstation. This forward computer monitor placement promotes a clearer sight-line to greet colleagues, increases computer screen privacy and allows for common viewing of information displayed on a screen.
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    I don't like this thread, it doesn't have an amusing title
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    Suggest one
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    Post your desk v. Damn spoiled kids!
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    Ah... tits!
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    Post your desk v. -5 ~ SomeGuest's gaming set up made me come.
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    The title seems a bit boring.
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    All the kewl kids are considerate...
    Click the thumbnail to go to the real picture.
    Sorry if you dislike the quality, it's from my Droid :3
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    I'm supposed to be getting a new desk soon, I have the money sitting in front of me right now, we just keep pushing it to later.
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    hi
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    I'm so jealous of you guys. All I've got is a CRT from 2004 - 05 and an upgraded prebuilt.
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    thats actually more of a writing bureau then a desk
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    @Thor667 Still in the kitchen, I see.



    old

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    desk.
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    Wingless is awesome. Also, View my site
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    Where can I get a cool desk
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    Where can I get a cool desk
    Ikea
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    Repost for your amusement.






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    OP sucks for such a majestic thread.
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    Horrible OP.

    Also ordered an Ergotron LX Wall mount articulating arm today for the Cintiq, should be bitching to be able to swing that bastard like 30" off the wall right to me, can't wait.
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    Until I order components for my first ever gaming rig, this is my desk which is more than perfect for what I do at the moment.

    I moved my new desk in and changed my room a little to make it all fit, a 10m ethernet cable now runs from one side of my room to the other, along skirting boards and such.

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    You have many mice.
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    You have many mice.
    That's nothing heh, under my bed is worse. Each of those boxes under my desk have six in them. My room is now officially a warehouse :3:
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    Ajacks setup made me jizz
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    You have a DSLR but you take the photo with your phone
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    That's nothing heh, under my bed is worse. Each of those boxes under my desk have six in them. My room is now officially a warehouse :3:
    Do you distribute them or what?
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    You have a DSLR but you take the photo with your phone
    DSLR is more effort, Mr Logical.

    Do you distribute them or what?
    I buy in bulk then resell to make profit.
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    DSLR is more effort, Mr Logical.
    Flip a switch, turn a wheel, press a button, plug in, upload
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    Flip a switch, turn a wheel, press a button, plug in, upload
    You so totally forgot about resizing. My phone is easier, regardless of what you say, it uploads directly to tinypic. That is less effort than taking an image with my DSLR.
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    Ajacks setup made me jizz
    lol, I just splurged and bought all the mounts and cables I need to wall mount everything on the desk, can't wait.
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    lol, I just splurged and bought all the mounts and cables I need to wall mount everything on the desk, can't wait.
    You're gonne mount EVERY screen? Thats gonna look so damn clean...
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    I'd post my desk but then I'd have to explain why I have three computers.
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    I have three computers, why would they need to be explained?
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    I have three computers, why would they need to be explained?
    Last time I posted my desk with more than one computer on it I pretty much got flamed for having three laptops and two desktops.

    So I'll explain it now and post a picture later... I run a computer repair business and get a decent amount of customers.
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    ok, that would seem a bit odd but your explanation makes sense.
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    Yeah here's the picture I posted that got me flamed lol

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    Yeah here's the picture I posted that got me flamed lol

    thats really dumb, there's no reason for you to have 3 laptops, its just a waste of electricity
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    thats really dumb, there's no reason for you to have 3 laptops, its just a waste of electricity
    I know I'm so silly.
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