Ron, I am not sure if that is always true. My grandpa turns his computer on and off with a power strip. Granted, it is an older PIII that says "Safe to turn off.." but the monitor is an LCD flat panel.
Oh I agree Crash. I well recall the old "It is now safe to turn off your comoputer". Interesting also, with moniotors. Sitting here at work I removed power from my Dell FP. Just yanked the plug. Plugged it back in (waiting about 10 seconds) and it immediately came back on without a need to push the power button. I tried that at home on one of my Samsung FP monitors and needed to hit the monitor power button to get it to return on.
I guess some will and some won't.
Though not for some time I remember seeing outlet strips (more like blocks) with switched outlets on them. Some marked like Computer, Monitor, Printer and the like.
Now again and just me personally I would not have gone about the switch panel the way the author did. I would have added more "beef" in my connections. I would have used switches with either screw or solder connections. I would not have used AWG 18 (Largest gauge that can be used with the red colored spade lugs).
The furniture aspect looked very sweet and impressive. Interesting alcove sort of design from what I saw.