This story first appeared in the September 1999 issue of Startups. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Computers are getting swoopier, mouse pads are getting swoopier and now desks are getting swoopier, too. I'm a traditional solid wood desk person myself, but I've got to admit, the Bush Net Surfer desk looks pretty neat. Its compact design houses a lot of features. The swoopy contoured desktop can be elevated and lowered for maximum comfort. A synthetic Wearguard finish protects the desktop and keeps it looking sharp.

A pull-out printer shelf, a foot rest and built-in CD-ROM storage are some of the extras incorporated into this $299 (street) desk. Even though it's called the Net Surfer, it's just as practical for business work, especially if you don't have the room for a large desk. Choose from either sand maple and green, or black and cherry to match your decor. Surf over to to request a brochure.