What do you get when you par an already minimal workspace down even further? This cosy but minimal workspace, complete with fresh cup of coffee and tapestry backdrop.
One of our favourite things about the workspace is that as it gets more minimal over time, so does the description. The image above is the most recent version of the workspace and here is the accompanying description:
The return of the Macbook Pro. (note that I got it back couple of months ago) Extra monitors aren't as important as I thought for me. I think it was a splendid idea to get rid of it. :)
You can check out the image below for a peek at the 2009 version of the workspace.
The recent loss of my macbook pro seriously affected my workspace, and maybe not in a bad way. Instead of a "do everything clutter" of extra monitors and computers, along with various electronic devices, the workspace was limited down to "just enough" because of the various limitations of my backup computer. (my old 1st generation 15" G4 iMac)
The many limitations and annoyances of 1024x768 screen, low speed USB 1 and slow cpu sort of pushed me into a "just enough/minimal" frenzy, and by using old software, stripping out the pointless stuff, (Growl, last.fm, geektool, and various other enjoyable, but pointless and evil CPU/RAM thiefs) using more of the commandline and various other tricks I've managed to make the computing experience a LOT more enjoyable and productive (and challenging, in a good way) than before with my "dream setup".
This "forced minimalism" also greatly reduced the cable clutter under my desk which I have now gotten completely under control and I can easily vacuum clean the floor under the desk without touching any cable at all.
I guess the best thing about all this is that the computer forces me to do only one (to two) things at a time. less multitasking, more focus. Simple computing.
The Just Enough Workspace: Before and After [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool]