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Imaginary product

by Joel Spolsky
Saturday, September 20, 2008

Why doesn't somebody make this?

  • It's a power strip
  • It's a network hub
  • It's a USB hub
  • You clamp it onto the back of any desk

This would make it easy to plug in laptops, USB peripherals, and all your rechargers at your desk without crawling around on the floor.

(The photograph shows a product by Mockett which comes tantalizingly close, but which has knockouts for you to hardwire your own ports instead of built-in LAN and usb hubs.)


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