A desk has never been so fascinating before, but not a lot of desks comes with a touchable surface and heads-up display. It’s safe to say, Russ Burtner’s desk kicks the crap out of every other desk out there, including those irresistible IKEA desks. Of course, this desk doesn’t come disassembled or with an instruction manual, and there’s only two in the world, but it’s Microsoft Center for Information Work‘s latest innovation demoed at the Convergence 2007 conference in early March appropriately named “DigiDesk” – a Microsoft trend for giving cool products crap names.
I’m hitting myself for not picking this up earlier, I thank a friend who brought this to my attention today. What you see here is a prototype of Microsoft’s vision of future computing scenarios in the workplace, because you know, they need something costly to drain some of that $5 billion quarterly profit of theirs.
I really don’t think I could work at a desk like that, I’d be too busy flicking documents around.