Originally Posted by tgm1024
I'm jealous of that setup, but not because of the screen. I can't stand the fact that his surface area is devoid of clutter. That's a skill I've never mastered, never will master, and am doomed to struggle with forever.
A lot of it is due to building good habits, and setting things up to make it easier to keep tidy.
If you get a keyboard & mouse platform, that immediately removes a huge amount of clutter from your workspace, especially if you have wired devices. I use a Humanscale platform which is very adjustable, and has really helped reduce the shoulder and wrist pain I used to get. (this is why there are two mice)Mount anything you can to the underside of the desk
, if it doesn't need to be sitting on top. Run all your USB devices through a hub to minimize cable clutter. Zip ties and zip tie mounts are a great help here. Buy a pack of 100 and go nuts - they're cheap.
Get rid of your paperwork ASAP. That box on the corner of the the desk is a Fujitsu scanner
- it's USB powered and the software integration is great. It takes maybe 10 seconds to scan a page and create an OCR'ed PDF. Unless I really need
to keep a paper copy for my records, anything that comes in is scanned and immediately shredded. Anything that needs to be retained is immediately filed. Depending on the volume of paperwork you have coming in, you may need one of the higher-end models, but I like that this one has such a small footprint and doesn't require a power brick.
And make sure everything has a place it's supposed to be, rather than just moving things around when you happen to need them. All the filed paperwork, stationery, printer etc. is in a cabinet just to the right of the desk so that it's out of sight, but easily accessible. Unless it's needed on a daily basis, it does not belong on the desk if it's not currently in use.
Anyway, sorry for helping take things further off-topic. But at least you can see why I want a 4K or even 8K display to connect up to my PC.
4K gets you either twice the workspace, or twice the resolution.
8K gets you twice the workspace and
twice the resolution. (or four times the resolution or workspace)
I couldn't go back to using a standard size PC monitor on a daily basis now.