Sex and the single iMac
In a weblog note titled Sex, Anja Rau longs for an iMac.
"If you focus on the big screen, you can't keep your mind from wanting to jump forward to catch it when it topples....But just pull the screen toward you ... right - like you need to get any closer to the crystal clear screen to see well. Then push it to the side so the person next to you can see."
This is interesting on several counts. First, Dr. Rau assumes that computing is a social activity, that it could suggest intimacy. Researchers have been speculating about this for ages, but this isn't about someday, it's about now. Second, the whole point of the iMac design is to reduce the desk footprint, but Rau sadly concludes, "Honestly, if I had anymore desktop space ..."