Ditching the desk. Getting a coffee table.

NickD

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Mar 25, 2007
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I'm doing a little experiment. For no reason really. Just because.

I'm getting rid of my desk and replacing it with a large coffee table, which will reside in front of my couch. I'll be using my MBP and doing homework on it for a while and seeing how it goes. Just experimenting with freeing up some space and seeing how I like it.

I was thinking that if working with the computer on my lap or bending over the coffee table got uncomfortable or impractical, I can just pick up a nice laptop desk for the couch and use that.

Also, I figure that if I really need to be working at a spacious desk-height surface, I can just head to one of the many coffee houses within a few miles of my place and set up there for a few hours.

Random, but I'm interested to see how it goes.

Figured I'd post. Thoughts?
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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Hey! Saw your blog post ... I mean post.

My thoughts, you seem young so your back can probably handle it. I for one need and want something that doesn't require me to bend down all of the time and let's me sit in a semi decent chair. Then again I spend about 16 hours on average at my desk in my home office a day.
 
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Rampant.A.I.

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Sep 25, 2009
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I did the reverse. After about a year or so I was sick of crouching down to use my laptop on the coffee table. :p

I'm a lot happier now with a smallish glass desk in the corner. Doesn't take up too much space, but is at the right height for extended work.

If it works for you, though, do it!
 
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Surely

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Oct 27, 2007
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For extended periods of work, nothing replaces a proper chair and desk.

By working crouched over a coffee table, you can really mess up your posture.
 
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