The birth of cubicle hell

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Wired chronicles the late 1960s arrival of office furniture that inadvertently gave rise to the dreaded cubicle:

It turned out that companies had no interest in creating autonomous environments for their “human performers.” Instead, they wanted to stuff as many people in as small a space for as cheaply as possible as quickly as possible.

-- "The Cubicle You Call Hell Was Designed To Set You Free"

Pavel Suchman
July 17, 2014 4:25 AM

Adam, I read the book and it's amazing - highly recommended. http://www.amazon.com/Cubed-History-Workplace-Nikil-Saval/dp/0385536577

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