Of course, I forgot to take a before photo. Just know that my monitor and computer have lived on a card table for over ten years. A card table is 34″x34″, which doesn’t leave much space after the shelf (pictured below), a monitor, and a mouse pad take up residence.
One thing always leads to another, and I was able to clear up some other clutter and free up some more space on the main desk, but I will spare you those details. Just know that stuff that has been in the way for years is all now neatly stowed in its own designated space(s). I still have to figure out why the sound is only coming out of one speaker.
The feeling of spaciousness created by that extra eight inches of desk is glorious!
* Presumably because of Steve Jobs’s lifelong quest for elegance and simplicity, he would apparently never allow the jacks to be put on the front of a computer. As much as I admire his design esthetic, leaving those jacks on the back really sucked. Standing on my head with a flashlight in one hand and a mirror in the other — now, how do I actually plug in my new USB hub?I lack a third hand — was definitely inelegant in the extreme.