Tuesday, 12 October 2010

People and their desks

I am indebted to Alan Fricker of the Health Informaticist for alerting me to a fascinating and well-made film, People and their Desks.
The desks may not be typical; all the subjects interviewed in the six minutes are designers of one sort or another.
At the end, one asks what the future of the desk might be, and postulates that it will become a 'state of mind'.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

My father's desk

Freud, in popular belief, taught that every son wishes to kill his father and sleep with his mother. He forgot to mention desks. I've told in an earlier post how I use my father's desk, which stood in his surgery. In this morning's Guardian the poet Simon Rae explores his father's desk.