This is a photo of my desk. Yes, I’m proud of this mess.
Because there are relevant advantages for this:
- “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Albert Einstein.
- If I find the solution for fusion energy the intelligence services will have some troubles during the perquisition.
- Remembering where every single object, note or sample is located keeps your mind trained.
- You can say that you own an example of dada art mixed with pop elements, where the aim to celebrate the heroic gesture of a PhD student, who resists in a society annihilated to descry the right ethics in the thunderstorm of time, is perfectly represented.
- Like who loses at the Mikado pick-up game, you understand suddenly if someone “touched” your stuff.
- You can concentrate more on your research, and so for the behalf of humanity, since you care less of your desk order.
- If you spot your supervisor coming at your desk for one of those long and boring discussions you can suddenly hide below the stack of papers.
I submitted this pic for a contest, if you liked the picture I would invite you to look also the others in this link and vote yours favourite.
PS The structure of this post is inspired by the Italian blog Oltreuomo.