Fun with rectangular office technology

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Wade Tarzia has a hilarious and interesting write up about “woodifying/naturalsing” office cubes –

“Many of us are Homo Sapiens Bureaucraticus. We spend nearly a third of our days influenced by nearby office rectangles: desks, clipboards, typing stands. I am driven to think that these forms drive our bodies into unnatural shapes, bend us into the creeping Morlocks that HG Wells prophesized. Then again, perhaps I need a dose of Cultural Relativism….perhaps a nerd scrunched over a keyboard is as noble a sight as a hunter-gatherer scrunched near the fire telling a buddy, “Yeah, that was a big mammoth, but you should’ve seen the one that I…” In any event, I am convinced that the office rectangle will bear further scrutiny and variation. Let us look again at the desk, typing stand, clipboard, and satchel.”Link.

2 thoughts on “Fun with rectangular office technology

  1. Oh puh-LEEZ! We already went through a fad of building geodesic domes about 30 years ago, do we really need to go through another assault on right angles? Right angles are good. Right angles are natural. People are at right angles to the earth. So are refrigerators and lots of other things. If you want to make something, that’s just fine. But don’t try to tell me that there is something wrong about right angles!

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