Desk Apprentice? wtf?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by calyxman, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. calyxman macrumors 6502a


    Apr 17, 2005
    You gotta be kidding me that this unoriginal piece of junk designed from the contestants on the Apprentice is actually being marketed as a desk organizer. Of course the team behind it won and the executive at Staples like it, but then again that explains the bland company that Staples is.

    If you want to get organized, here's a recommendation: try using your trash can more often. Paper shredder can come in handy. Get a notebook as your primary system. Need to write something down? Open up your Stickies app. Go wireless.

    Btw, in case you were wondering, I shop at Office Depot. :D
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    that looks like a POS and clunky too, stupid page took forever to load as well

    :::grumble grumble:::
  3. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2004
    Jacksonville, FL
    Yeah, that thing is ugly. Wouldn't want something that big on my desk. Unless it is a G5 :D

    That desk that the other team designed was horrible as well. Someone will buy both of them just cuz they like the show.
  4. Vader macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2004
    Saint Charles, MO
    That thing is very much huge and ugly, and the page was slow!
  5. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2005
    umm.. it's pretty damn hideous. It doesn't look like it'd fit on a medium or small desk too well.. poor design.
  6. calyxman thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 17, 2005
    I'm a firm believer that everything in the future will be paperless, so when I think of organization, I think of companies like Adobe, palmOne, get the drift. But Staples? :rolleyes: Maybe those wacko environmentalists that were rocking the boat at the Apple shareholders meeting should do the same to Staples for all the trash they sell, instead of barking up Steve's little tree house.
  7. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    hahaha, I think Bren & Alex would agree with you guys! The desk was way better.

    That thing is a bunch of junk, Staples is just looking to catch onto and ride on the success of the Apprentice.
  8. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2003
    Bren and Alex's desk would have been great had the baskets operated as slide-out drawers rather than as lift-out under a hinged top.

    Especially stupid was in the boardroom where they said that it was so you could see what was in. A glass top desk with drawers will let you see in just as well as if the top were liftable.
  9. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2004
    way out in the sticks
    I think people are so easy to be influenced by media advertising that they'll buy anything. They might figure, "If I use this organizer, I'll be a successful businessperson and get rich."

    Who knows.
  10. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    OMG I can't believe their selling that thing. Yeah, it was better than Brent and Alex's desk but that thing is FUGLY.
    I mean the Pontiac brosure from last week was actually pretty pimp and I can see why they'd use that. But this here is just purely a money grab. Even while watching the show I was like "eww, it's too damned big"

    My idea had I been involved would have been some kinda shelf/filing system that would integrate with your monitor.
  11. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    That thing is the ugliest design concept I have seen in a long time. The thing is as big as a 17" CRT monitor - who the hell wants that on their desk?
  12. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    The thing *I* thought of while watching the show last night was this: A ceiling-mounted vertical stacked rack, which would attach to the ceiling and extend downward by two feet or so. There would be a handle on the bottom of the rack that you'd pull down, bringing the shelves inside the rack down to eye level (they'd telescope out of the rack). When you were done, you'd push the shelves back up into the rack. The contraption could be spring-loaded for easy return back up to the ceiling. This would increase your available storage space considerably, while making use of a space which ordinarily goes unused... the space between 6' up and the ceiling above your desk. You could market these in different sizes (width, depth, AND height, for various ceiling heights and desk configurations) and colors, and people could attach as many of these to the ceiling as they had room for.

    The desk thing that Bren and Alex came up with was horrible; the rotating rack of Tana, Craig, and Kendra's was only slightly better. I wouldn't buy either of them.
  13. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040


    Sep 13, 2003
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    The rotating rack was hmm... so last week is probably the best description. Its been done. Its been done at least once or twice a decade since at least the 30s.

    The desk was a good idea that could use some improvements. The baskets sliding out and dropping in would be much better. I immediately saw a use for it as a portable desk for meetings and for people who either share office space or don't have fixed office space.

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