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04:44 pm - Chaos does not reign: it pours
Pictures of untidy workspaces submitted to the BBC. I thought I was untidy. Now I realise I am nowhere.

My workspace and my home can get bad, but they never get anything like some of these. That's partly because I like to throw things away. Computers make that easier.

Pics 1 and 2, pretty bad
Pic 3 - cute
Pics 4 and 5 - utterly horrible, they make me feel depressed to look at them
Pic 6 - a spoof - 'Wolfgang Danspeckgruber is chair of the Liechtenstein Institute of self-determination at Princeton University'? Sure he is
Pic 7 - this most closely resembles my desk at work (my neighbour leaned over a few minutes ago when I was going through the pics and said 'yours is like that') perhaps not quite that bad
Pic 8 - this most closely resembles my workspace at home, on a bad day, when H has got all his guitars out. Cue a frenzy of throwing things away.

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From:ninebelow
Date:December 10th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
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'Wolfgang Danspeckgruber is chair of the Liechtenstein Institute of self-determination at Princeton University'? Sure he is

He is!
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From:communicator
Date:December 10th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Oh, yeah, so he is. Could that possibly mean the desk is real? No, it's a bluff or an experiment or something.

ETA - I honestly thought 'Dan Speck Gruber' was German for 'tidy up that mess'

Edited at 2008-12-10 06:19 pm (UTC)
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From:vilakins
Date:December 10th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
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I don't know about the "Dan", but "Speckgruber" is "ham digger" or "ham miner". :-P
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From:communicator
Date:December 10th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
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Now it's all coming clear to me
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From:kalypso_v
Date:December 10th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
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5 is probably the closest to mine. The only reason why I'm not as bad as some of the others is that I have more floor space to spread the papers across.

I don't quite understand why 7 is in, it doesn't look untidy at all!
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From:communicator
Date:December 10th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
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I bet you throw it all out periodically though
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From:kalypso_v
Date:December 10th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
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I did clear out about nine years' debris seven years ago so the study could be decorated. That was one of the reasons why I decided to move house in 2002, because I thought it would be easier to do before it started piling up again.
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From:matildabj
Date:December 10th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
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I don't quite understand why 7 is in, it doesn't look untidy at all!

Me neither.

I think tidiness is a pathology.
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From:sallymn
Date:December 10th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
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As the saying goes, a clean desk is the sign of a stuffed top drawer...
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From:vilakins
Date:December 10th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
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#5 is like Greg's desk at work. He seems to know where everything is though, but there was the mouse incident. His mouse wasn't working; he'd move it and the cursor stayed still, yet moved if the desk was knocked. Finally he traced the lead--and it was a disconnected mouse he didn't know was there, just like the connected one... which was under all the the paper.

#9 is pretty much like his work area here. And wow, they have an Imperial Walker (nope; two). I must find and make up my kitset.
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From:communicator
Date:December 10th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
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9 isn't really untidy, it's just packed with stuff, whereas my desk is often untidy but with hardly any things, all scattered in a very untidy way
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From:vilakins
Date:December 10th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
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Actually, his desk here isn't too bad if you ignore the huge mess of tangled cables. What used to be his study though, now the junk room, looks like #2, but with a lot more hardware. And that's after he got rid of 6 cubic metres of junk; I'd been hoping to reclaim it as a room. He's a hoarder. :-(
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From:sallymn
Date:December 10th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
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They are... spectacular. One of our International Office people has a desk I thought was bad.... not any more :)
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From:communicator
Date:December 10th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
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I'm feeling almost virtuous
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From:mistraltoes
Date:December 11th, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
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I must confess that I looked at seven and thought, if they can be that tidy, why don't they just finish the job? My office looks more like four, but I've abandoned it and moved to the living room--which is now approaching one.
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From:communicator
Date:December 11th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Speaking as a 7, it's more relaxing when things are in a bit of a mess

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