I Totally share your enthusiasm there, although I`v never Been there myself ( a few thousand miles preculdes that), it`s lovely to see this sort of thing, and the "state" of other engineers workbenches and spaces/Labs etc...
it`s a pity the picture`s down for now, when I looked last night (UK time) it was real eye-candy
YT, take a look at Mighty Ohm's blog post. He's got the pictures inline with the post.
Well... after having seen that, I must admit I don`t feel half so bad as to the state of my workbench and Lab.
it almost seems to be a re-occuring theme amongst the creative, in fact I have been to several Musuems of those that have passed, and None, seriously None have had what might be described as "Tidy" workplaces.
and it`s not restricted to Electronics either, Writers and some Chemists are just as seemingly untidy.
But, I would lay wager that he knew where Everything was, and could find it in an instant if need be
The image above is linked from flickr so I think probably just a blip on there end. I did see the message too. In addition to the images on the blog post as Mike pointed out, here's the full Flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mightyohm/sets/72157629444825281/
Engineer and occasional 'The Amp Hour' guest host, Jeff Keyzer aka mightyohm, recently visited the Jim Williams exhibit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. I really enjoyed his blog post with many photos of Williams' amazing desk:
Has anyone here been by the exhibit?
I visited the museum twice in 2010 and love it. I even got to play Spacewar! on a PDP-1 with the guys who wrote it . I'm planning to visit the Bay Area for Maker Faire in May (from Chicago), but unfortunately the exhibit only runs through April 15th.