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should be possible to find a table cloth (paper ones too) that'll fit your desk at most department stores.
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
For me all i see is that the desktop term comes from digitising the physical desk. Trach can, draws, folders.
As for for Desktop wallpaper I imagine when the developer working in a cubical, where you could stick things to vertical surfaces. I've only ever worked in "open" work places, because as a developer I want more noise 🤷♂️
This have given me an idea for an unmixed-metaphor GUI.
It will have a desktop, but it will be covered by a proper blotter. The mouse pointer will of course be replaced by a nib, which will need to be periodically dipped into the inkwell at the bottom right of the screen to keep it working (fountain pen upgrades available in the app store). To save a document, you of course turn it over and press it to the blotter. If you want to send an email the pneumatic tubes are there for you on the right, and if you want to open a chat session there's a teletype to your left.
There will be no windows, because as everyone knows if you want work to get done you put people in a room with no windows.
This is golden, I should pitch it to VC guys. A decade ago this would have been enough to get to an IPO.