Re: Mystery objects on Captain Picard's Desk?
24th century equivalent to old-style data processing punch cards? Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate.
Riker's quarterly performance evaluation?
Something Picard found in a wastebasket and keeps on his desk to make people think he's doing something important.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)