“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943.
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” – Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
Computing the “Home Office“:
Much has changed since 1943 when Watson made his comment regarding computers. Today, sixty-eight years later, each home may be in the market for five computers at one time.
Ken Olson’s comment in 1977 regarding having the computers in the home has changed a lot, as each home has at least one computer.
The home office has become a room of standard however with the innovations and improvements of portable technology, this room quickly blossomed twenty-five years ago, fast forward, the usage of it has altered.
Once a room that shelved itself with your collection of books, where personal files were kept, where mail was opened, and days were planned. This room currently has become more of a space for play for adults today as well as the place of business.
E-books fill our E-readers, files can now be scanned and saved on the computer in a way that it can be accessed from wherever, and most mail that used to come in the mail is now sent to your email. Although, much has changed, this room has become a huge trend. The home based business or home office wasn’t as popular in years prior, currently it is a trend that is growing fast. Granted many factors come into play.
A survey from the IFDA (The International Furnishings and Design Association) members says that 40% of homes will have more than one “home office”.
So what is this space in our homes really used for? Social media has become a prominent influence in our lives. It has opened a new way of communication, allowing an individual to find old friends, new friends, businesses, etc, yet it has also enabled a new style of confidence to the person who may have been shy before. Home offices have also become our home store, through online shopping.
The décor of the office is always interesting. The home office seems to motivate and gives the feeling of importance, giving the owner the “power” to be or show success.
Notice in these home offices the detail in the built-in’s, the design of the desks, the materials that surrounds, and the colors chosen. Each one of these are different; yet give the same answer, successful.
A strong statement speaks the desk.
Style and Design,