I tried an experiment when I got my new computer that had great battery life and a terrific monitor: do you need a fixed desk at all? I was going to get rid of everything, the file cabinet, the external monitor, the scanner, and do it all on my phone and computer, wherever I wanted. Commenters complained that I was writing an Apple ad, but it was a serious experiment.
I failed. In the end a hard connection is still faster and more dependable than wifi; the scanning programs for the iPhone are not as good as a real flatbed; I still work better with an external monitor. I can't get rid of the desk just yet.
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