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Old 08-28-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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Tomorrow I should receive a large Tripp-Lite surge suppressor and a smaller 2-outlet one for the laptop. And I ordered a replacement for my fried USB hub — all three made by Tripp-Lite, which seems to get high marks for reliability.

And a new scanner. Not really needed, but I took Norman’s advice to the extent that I looked at the two Epson scanners he recommended, the V500 Photo (list $250) and the 4490 Photo ($150).

The V500 looked more appropriate for me, and Amazon sells it for $180 with a rebate offer from Epson taking off an additional $50. Seemed irresistible.

Maybe all this will inspire me to clean up my office, set up the smaller Anthro-Cart desk I bought for the iMac 9 months ago, and generally make the place less of a nightmare to get around in.

   
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What does your Anthro-Cart look like? Have seen their ads -- some of them pretty clever -- but haven't seen the units close up.

   
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What does your Anthro-Cart look like? Have seen their ads -- some of them pretty clever -- but haven't seen the units close up.
I have been using a 48-inch Anthro-Cart for six years, and think it is fabulous.

But since I bought an iMac, I thought I could use a narrower, more flexible desk, so I bought a 30-inch. If I can get my act together (dig out a path and a place for the smaller table) I will set up the iMac on the small desk and place this larger one, with the G4 (which runs Classic) on the side. I can fit the scanner there as well.

The Anthro desks are built like the Rock of Gibraltar. Techy looking (they do not aspire to replicate fine furniture!) but solid. Surfaces are smooth. Corners are soft. Color choices are reasonable. Nothing wobbles, nothing seems insecure.

They sent me a survey recently, asking for comments on aspects of their furniture. I could not think of much negative to say. Finally I said I wished the tables did not have a little edge because sometimes when I was using the mouse I bumped into it. That was it. My score: 99.98%.

   
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