I love this idea of two desks.
In the past, I have thought of possibly using a standard double-monitor desktop – at a sitting desk.
And maybe a small laptop – at an adjacent standing desk.
That way I could move back and forth – standing and sitting – sitting and standing – in a nearly seamless fashion.
But Kleon’s idea seems better, particularly in the creative space that so many exist.
Two desks. One analog. One digital.
I love it.
That’s how I try to do all my work now. I have two desks in my office—one is “analog” and one is “digital.” The analog desk has nothing but markers, pens, pencils, paper, index cards, and newspaper. Nothing electronic is allowed on that desk. This is where most of my work is born, and all over the desk are physical traces, scraps, and residue from my process. (Unlike a hard drive, paper doesn’t crash.) The digital desk has my laptop, my monitor, my scanner, and my drawing tablet. This is where I edit and publish my work.
–Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist