Our campus has added Smart Carts (computers, projectors, etc.) to just about every classroom. This is a Good Thing.
However, I was just in a classroom with a Smart podium, which is a hulking piece of gray furniture fixed in the center of the teacher's space at the front of the room. That, in and of itself, is an Inconvenient Thing.
But to complicate matters, I could barely see over the Smart podium; it was unclear if the students could even see me. Apparently, someone forgot that not all faculty are six feet or taller. This is Not a Useful Thing.
(I suppose I should mention that one of the only good things about teaching in the preschool building is that the chalkboards are, for once, a convenient height.)