Bookshelf Desktop Wallpaper

Bookshelf Desktop Wallpaper

Updated Jan 02, 2014 at 07:43PM EST by Don.

Added Jan 02, 2014 at 05:13PM EST by Don.

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Bookshelf Desktop Wallpaper is a background image for personal computers with a virtual desk and shelf designed for the placement of desktop icons.

Origin

On March 22nd, 2010, Redditor Wickedwiener submitted a screenshot of a black-and-white illustration of an office containing a bookshelf and a desk populated with icons (shown below) to the /r/funny[1] subreddit. In the comments section, Redditor jbretthall linked to a blank high resolution version of the desktop (shown below, right), claiming he found the wallpaper on imageboard 4chan. Prior to being archived, the post received over 2,000 up votes and 610 comments.



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On March 23rd, the same desktop background was highlighted on the Internet humor blog Blame It On The Voices.[4] On March 24th, 2010, Redditor kn0where posted an updated version of the shelf background (shown below) to the /r/pics[2] subreddit, garnering more than 1,000 up votes and 250 comments before it was archived.



In February of 2011, IKEA[5] released a shelf wallpaper for organizing desktop icons (shown below). On October 16th, 2012, Redditor Emwat1024 posted a screenshot of kn0where’s background to the /r/funny[3] subreddit. Prior to being archived, the post accumulated upwards of 3,300 up votes and 130 comments.



On December 22nd, Redditor Brandon23z posted a screenshot of his black-and-white shelf background populated with icons from his entire game collection (shown below, left) to the /r/gaming[6] subreddit. On the same day, Redditor widgetdude submitted a screenshot of the updated shelf wallpaper containing icons from his desktop (shown below, right). Prior to being archived, the posts gained over 4,300 up votes and 23,000 up votes respectively.



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