why computer furniture went shit

things were BETTER when you had this kind of furniture to store a computer innit

now we dont, but a modern computer would be good in this

actually now that there is so much variability in modern cases, choosing a case that fits exactly in there would be very easy

and monitors are no longer deep, adding to the easyness factor

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    don't worry it will come back

    Minimalism is ending and maximalism is the new trend in design.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. Zoomoids are yearning to return to the past. They were barely cognizant to experience the 2000's, so it's more of a cargo cult-type of thing, but at least their heart's are in the right place. My only gripe is that gays who never used Vista--or who can't even tell the difference between Vista and 7--have memed it into being something aesthetic that they miss.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I do miss the aesthetics of Vista though tbh. 7 was functionally better but seeing Vista for the first time after years of XP and ME was jawdropping.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >seeing Vista for the first time after years of XP and ME was jawdropping.
          Nobody that had ever used riced XP themes or lunix spinning cubes ever said this

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >riced XP themes
            I had the Vista "bricopack" or w/e, it wasn't as good

            >lunix spinning cubes
            I hadn't seen compiz then but it was only good as a novelty, like that Windows game where you destroy your desktop with guns. No way you were actually using desktop cube or wobbly windows on a daily basis.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Vista attractiveness come from its color scheme

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >vista did glassmorphism before it was cool

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >7 was functionally better
          you like the superbar?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You are saying this as if minimalism was a trend by choice.
      People don't have fricking money.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        How much money did Apple save by switching to flat design?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        minimalist shit is always more expensive because it's trendy. where the frick do you live that it's actually cheaper?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. Zoomoids are yearning to return to the past. They were barely cognizant to experience the 2000's, so it's more of a cargo cult-type of thing, but at least their heart's are in the right place. My only gripe is that gays who never used Vista--or who can't even tell the difference between Vista and 7--have memed it into being something aesthetic that they miss.

      I love when you start mumbling about some idiotic shit you imagine in your head and then reply to yourself furthering your nonsense. it's almost charming how fricktarded you sound.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        homie, how the frick did you come to the conclusion that me and that other homie are one in the same? homie, is you moronic?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It will never come back because there's nothing to even put on a desk anymore. No storage media, no books, no software boxes, no paper. Everything is digital. Even if you had a desk like that it would just sit mostly empty today.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ahhh yes, takes me back to the
    >Um anon what are all these websites on the family computer?

    >pinkworld
    >pornwhatever.com
    >nakedwomen.com
    >Doujinhentai.com
    >"Dunno, never seen em mom"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Does this intro sound familiar at all?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >it's because of the computer virus
      worked like a charm

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can always design and build your own, or hire a person who can do it for you.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That furniture is horrible
    A desk should be as wide and flat as possible so you can use it writing and soldering withouy moving your.computer

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I agree the utility is not that great but it looks great and is actually fine for using a computer, and also storing things that relate to computer use right next to the computer in a relatively small place on a corner of a room, but its just not useful for much else

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Even aesthetically my preference would be for a big desk and open shelving/bookcase
        I find the furniture in OP too busy and it looks like plywood

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          probably not even plywood. I bet it's that particle board garbage.

          Give me a big desk too,

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't care about soldering because I'm not a moronic memebrained dumb frick who thinks soldering is actually useful. Just buy a new mouse if you break your current one you poor frick ass turd worlder monkey.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It wasn't meant to be your main desk where you spend your time in. It was for display, like old time tv racks that included shelfs for paper encyclopedias beautifully lined up. You pick up the volumes you want and take them to a large table or your desk to work. The personal computer? You're just meant to use it to check something real quick. Work computers like those used in industry since teletypewriters were actually typewriters had a large plain desk for working.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >things were BETTER
    This immondice of a desk was better for you back then because you didn't have to clean it.
    The space for the screen is too small for 2023+1 monitors.
    You do not own a printer
    You do not own a paper rack
    You do not own compact discs
    You drawers will be empty

    You are a homosexual

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The space for the screen is too small for 2023+1 monitors.

      just remove the compact disc compartment next to screen area

      >You do not own a printer

      yes I do

      >You do not own a paper rack

      I need someplace to put empty A4 papers which would then later on be put in printer

      >You do not own compact discs
      this was true

      >You drawers will be empty
      no

      >You are a homosexual

      how is this relevant

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >You do not own a paper rack
      >Your drawers will be empty.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a zoomoid and I have a stack of blank DVDs and a printer. My PC even has a DVD drive. That said, I'm definitely not the norm. My friends tend to like gaming laptops and consoles.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >My friends tend to like gaming laptops and consoles.
        I'm a boomer. I can understand how zoomers like more recent games than the old ones.
        but I can't understand the gaming shit.
        just throw RGB leds at anything and make it gamer.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The lights are a fun novelty for about 5 minutes, then they just get distracting. There are ways to use those lights in a nice looking and nondistracting manner, but 14 year olds want to LARP as e-sports stars and flex in the nost conspicous way possible.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had a desk like this before and I hated it
    piece of shit expanding particleboard garbage

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here you go, plenty of storage, plenty of open desktop.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how is such a thing possible

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Would you really trust everything on your desk to be held by 2 chinesium thingies clampting onto a cardboard shelf

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Everything I would put on the desk would itself be chinesium so surely it would all work out as well as one of their escalators.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        kek

        Here you go, plenty of storage, plenty of open desktop.

        would be comfy it was actually secured you know by something holding it up at the end there...

        what was ikea thinkinghere...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Neat concept, poor execution. Needs something more structurally secure than some flimsy shelf walls and small brackets supporting the end of that.

      Something like picrel maybe? This is a cutway view of something I quickly modeled

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nice. Glad you understood it was about the concept, not the particular implementation. What software did you model this in?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this is only good if you use the computer for few minutes, but not few hours in a row, you cant rest your arm on the table and it will get really uncomfortable soon

    im glad these things are history... it would be ok if the table was longer to rest the arm there

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have broken every single one of those (more than 5, and i was always trying to fix them), abhorrent design unless you're a woman or a sissy femboy.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        lmao you brought back some memories

        >when the keyboard tray snaps off of the brackets and comes down on your ankles
        good times

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >mine broke off on one side
        >put a bible between it and and the shelf below, perfect fit
        >visit my family lately
        >it's still there after 15+ years
        thank you Jesus

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >use the computer for few minutes
      This was the idea back then. Kids were supposed to play outside.

    • 1 month ago
      dae ever wanted to do sex with a space alien?

      your arms rest on… get this… your chair’s armrests

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    these things were particleboard crap, but good enough for a kid growing up in a small apartment in 2002. not quite enough space for books and notebooks for doing the homework though.

    i ripped the 2 emtpy cd trays (by 2007, as piracy and usb sticks had replaced them for me) and top shelf off something similar and i had a nice large desk surface all of a sudden, where i could actually put books, keyboard, mouse, wacom etc.

    also removed the bottom shelf to have an actual leg space and put the printer somewhere else.

    those keyboard trays were less than ergonomic and pretty bad as the rails became loose and squeaky and wobbly quickly and the position of these trays too close to the lap made you hunch, so that had to go pretty quickly as well, and i put the keyboard and mouse on the top surface.

    tldr it was a meme
    a big, adjustable height desk and some separate shelves do the job better + having the lcd monitors on monitor arms dese days so you get even more space

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >but a modern computer would be good in this
    nah

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I miss late 90s console furniture

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Checked. What game are they displaying there? The one with the minimap.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        Had to use Yandex. Is it Sudden Strike 2? Heard of it before but didn't know it looked so good. I like the art.

        It's Sudden Strike 1.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Thank you. Those are some gorgeous graphics. It's interesting how... powdery the terrain looks. Looks like ass in that jpg I'd screenshoted in my previous post so here's a png I found using:
          >filetype:png
          in google.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >It's interesting how... powdery the terrain looks.

            a few pixels repeated ad infinitum, the ground sprites are very very small, its made in purpose because now it eats very little memory

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >It's interesting how... powdery the terrain looks.
            Not that anon, but I recall that it was a pretty common effect back then. The resolutions were lower and the colors sucked ass, so dithering was a good way to add some nice-looking texture to your graphics.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Checked. What game are they displaying there? The one with the minimap.

      Had to use Yandex. Is it Sudden Strike 2? Heard of it before but didn't know it looked so good. I like the art.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >things were BETTER when you had this kind of furniture to store a computer innit
    Completely false. These abominations weren't ergonomic in the slightest, absurdly overpriced, and cheaply made. The manufacturers were trying to appeal to consumers that loved all-in-one home entertainment setups and sadly quite a number of them took the bait. They got phased out by mid 00's for good reason.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    honestly i only need a table with a drawer
    maybe 2 drawers
    anything else is bloat

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >a modern computer would be good in this
    ok. let me set up my ultra wide moni-- oh wait.
    ok let me set up my third moni-- oh wait.
    my trackball mouse is too tall for this slide.

    wtf.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Looks horrible

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Monitor nowadays come with all shapes and sizes unlike the cubic shape it used to be so it's not easy to mass produce them

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    heavy furniture is less profitable for sellers and apartmentgays don't like moving it

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    personally, even back than I didn't like it and always preferred a clean, wide desk
    but looking at it now brings some nostalgia... god I wish it's late 90s/early 00s and not every moron has access to the internet and gaming is niche entertainment

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Same bro. You're right, you know that? Frick the normie menace.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Same bro. You're right, you know that? Frick the normie menace.

      Start making your own niche wierdo spaces again. Go to each others houses for LAN or local multiplayer. Start dedicated forums or join existing ones. The technology we have now makes this easier than ever. I have a dedicated Optiplex shitbox that I bring to my friend's apartment for LAN games. You can have what you miss, but you have to make it happen and quit letting society demoralize you.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >friend
        Stopped reading right there. What technology we have now that makes this easier?

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just paid a homosexual to custom make something like that based on a description, a drawing and some pics and it was cheap but it's a solid piece of furniture.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wtf I still use one

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just buy a bookshelf and put it next to your table. Everything is too narrow and small on that piece of shit.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wtf? Why would I want that cramped uncomfortable crap with too little space to stretch my legs or rotate in my chair? Are you some kind of moronic zoomer who thinks that everything was better in the past?
    I have 3 large monitors, so that means a wide flat space anyway. All my monitors are height-adjustable and my chair is too, so a mouse + keyboard tray is no longer needed. In fact, it would be inconvenient to have this little space for a mouse instead of my large mousepad. I prefer headphones to speakers and I rarely use paper anymore, so that goes away too. The computer tower can be on the floor under the desk - it has its own raised feet anyway. So what are we left with? A big flat desk and a separate chest of drawers.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because now people don't NEED a desktop pc.
    >tower case
    gone, replaced by a closed laptop somewhere
    >crt screen
    replaced by a lcd mounted on a floating arm
    >keyboard + mouse
    that's ok
    >cds
    lmao
    >printer
    is now networked, so it's in the basement or in a different room
    >speakers
    replaced by earbuds + mic
    >fricking paperwork
    just put it in the drawer goddamnit

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    can you imagine this shit mixed with troony lights. god help us

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Those things were uncomfortable because back then you weren't meant to spend the whole day in front of a PC, but everytime I see one of those it reminds me of Rogue Spear and Quake.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These things sucked even back then. Everything was too small, unergonomic, unadjustable, if you weren't a midget, it was like flying on a budget airline or sitting at a school desk for kids. A large sturdy adjustable desk + separate drawers/shelves are vastly better and you are a dumb nostalgic homosexual.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe some tables where good, but I remember them being total shit for actual computer use.
    Compartment for each peripheral breaks down once your peripheral does not much designer's idea of it. So it degrades into regular shelves, but with bunch of unnecessary dividers.

    And 2005 rant.
    >Want to use old home audio system for sound? While the amp was shoven onto side table, speakers did need to be in fron of you. Luckily there where two general-pupose slots on the desk, but they where ABOVE monitor, so it looked extra moronic.
    >cd rack
    1) too small
    2) extremly inconvenient, as you could only grip small part of a disc case (as opposed to dish-rack like ones, where you can grab case sides)
    3) conjoined, multi-cd cases just do not fit
    So I had to screw a normal cd rack onto desk side.
    >extra devices
    Cable modem needed to be on the desk, as that fricker hanged frequently and had to be restarted.
    It went into useless CD rack.
    Scanner? Onto a side table it went.
    >actual table
    Because sometimes you need to use paper. And with space in front of monitor and space for keyboard being separated into two scraps of wasted space, it cannot be used. Leading to the side table.

    >case access
    The best part.
    OP pic is actually not so bad, with case accessible from above. I had table where it was covered from all sides. So to access it's back, you needed to move entire table. With CRT still on it (because VGA cable was unpluggable on monitor side) for extra fun. With wheels, that did not rotate 80% of time.
    Taking PC out of the table and putting it back was often the longest and always the most irritating part of any maintenance.

    So in the end:
    Did it save space? No, it had less storage capacity than sheves with same footprint.
    Did it organize space? No, most of peripherals ended up in whenever hole they fit.
    Did it look good? No, it's still a pile of crap.

    Simple shelves (preferably ones that can be rearranged) + regular table in front of it is the best computer table

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >on očekuje da čitam svo to sranje
      i demolished the keyboard tray on my desk when I was a kid by accident and quickly realized I would not miss it one bit

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >no I don't want undivided space that I can arrange however I want
    >I want lots of tiny shelves that become useless unless my stuff has the right size
    >I also want my furniture to be cheaply made and a pain in the ass to clean
    how many times were you dropped on your head as a baby, OP?

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's shit and can't be adjusted at all for comfort.
    Just get a normal desk and a server rack if you're so concerned with storing everything in maximum OCD fashion. You'll have space for your computer, network equipment and audio equipment.
    >monitors are no longer so deep
    Yes, but now they have much more arbitrary widths and you can just clamp a monitor arm to your desk to free up the space.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no wonder so many people ruined their arms and wrists back then...
    Imagine working like this 8+ hours a day...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anon thats they desirable keyboard height to Ensure a proper posture

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Trays were wonky shit and there was barely any space for a mouse

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >great satan hates nice things
      Who would've thunk?

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    frickin' thing looks comfy af, ugly though

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    op you know what?
    I had forgotten this but on my very first pc I had this, and I had it in my closet at my room. But it was shortlived because it sucked

    so I moved to my desk, which btw was not more comfy due to ctr screen and it being too small

    I had forgotten.... couldn't have this long though

    mind you I just played games then, we started later to use computers for school and ofc me started programming like all of you, using keyboard I mean

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These undersized shits Pavloved me into always being careful when adjusting my legs under the desk. If I moved my legs in a non-deliberate way, I would always kick the keyboard tray from below with my knee.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The whole right side (the right part next to the case) as well as the top part of it along with the whole part above the screen should be gone. This would save a lot of trouble (plug-wise and connection-wise).

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomer here. I literally surf 4ch on an ancient 486 over dialup.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit dude. I respect getting use out of old equipment, but buy an old $30 Optiplex at least.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No way! Larping as an oldgay is dope!

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          An oldgay doesn't give a frick about being an oldgay. They just use the damn site.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kys

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had something similar to that from 1998 to 2006 and it was fricking shit. Not enough leg space, mouse space and can only rotate the monitor like 5 degrees. It was much better when I got a frick huge deep desk with only 1 drawer and door. PC on the floor, 2 monitors and plenty of space.
    Nowadays I have a PC connected to a 55" TV and just sit on the floor with keyboard and mouse on a small table or lay in bed to watch a movie.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    soul

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >innit
    That word, it does not mean what you think it means.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >innit
      isn't it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >isn't it
        Isn't it what?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Isn't it hard to talk wit' dis dick in yo' mouf?
          gottem

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i use a foldout plastic table. if i want to spend money on my battlestation, i will use it for a monitor or PC parts

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I remember putting something just like this together after Christmas 2006 for our new Windows XP family computer
    AIM, MySpace, early YouTube, Windows Movie Maker, cozy times

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Even back then these had a stigma of being owned by people who were embarrassed by the existence of their computers.

      (Also that airflow. I wonder how quickly you'd throttle any system with a modern GPU.)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      God, something like this would be cool to have. Except maybe with an extended sliding platform to bring the monitor out some too, so easier to view without sacrificing leg room.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        My dad had a cabinet like that because my step-mother was afraid of computers but wouldn't admit it so she just said they were ugly. The biggest problem was legroom. Even though the bought if from a high quality builder, the keyboard tray was limited in depth and the monitor was indeed too far away, causing anyone using it to have a question mark posture.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      okay but this one is terrible, where do you put legs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >wood
      >1000w+ computer
      >enclosed
      enjoy your fire hazard

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >XP era
        >1000w+ computer
        also, it's very hard to get wood to burn without tinder

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      God, something like this would be cool to have. Except maybe with an extended sliding platform to bring the monitor out some too, so easier to view without sacrificing leg room.

      okay but this one is terrible, where do you put legs

      my uncle still uses this exact cabinate.
      he's always used it for the same thing.
      automatic cold calls.
      the pc he has in there is water cooled.
      and recently he's been talking about upgrading everything to use ai.
      ai voice, and ai replies.

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >m-muh nostalgia
    kys. things are better now.

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Computer desks used to be pure SOVL in the 90s.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >you have 900 missed calls from: carpel tunnel

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    maybe these were good when you were a kid or if you have a little clitty, but theres frickall legroom on these

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