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My desk is not tidy. It's got everything
imaginable on it, circling the bottom of
computer like the enthusiastic
worshippers of a god. I have drawers
under the desk, but I never seem to get
around to using them. I need a Desk-
A desk fitted with this device looks like
apart from a clearly marked
zone near its edge, and just above the
drawer. This zone has a series of small
bristles barely protruding through a
matrix of holes in its surface.
To activate the Desk-Hand, one only
needs place a paper or small object
the zone, so that the bristles are
disturbed. Almost immediately, the
underneath quietly slides open and the
spooky hand emerges mechanically from
below, and gently pulls the offending
material into the drawer.
Different styles of hands are available,
according to your taste, and appropriate
to the type of work you do.
Idea is based on the old children's toy
where a skeleton hand retrieved a coin
placed on an activating prong. (see link)
Coffin Bank Toy
Think the older verisons where much nicer [xenzag, Oct 05 2006]
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||It might be best (sales-wise) if it's something you can add to a desk, with the bristles on a thin mat, rather than an integral part of the desk.
||Either way, it's brilliant. I would buy this in an instant. +
||What happens when body parts are placed in the area. Is this an optional extra?
||the thing to avoid is resting your hand on
the zone, or it ends up in the drawer as