“Cubicles: The great mistake”

Congrats if you’re one of those lucky paralegals with an office! But this article will definitely interest those of you stuck in cubicle-land:

"Even the designer of the cubicle thinks they were maybe a bad idea, as millions of ‘Dilberts’ would agree.

"Robert Oppenheimer agonized over building the A-bomb. Alfred Nobel got queasy about creating dynamite. Robert Propst invented nothing so destructive. Yet before he died in 2000, he lamented his unwitting contribution to what he called ‘monolithic insanity.’

"Propst is the father of the cubicle. More than 30 years after he unleashed it on the world, we are still trying to get out of the box. The cubicle has been called many things in its long and terrible reign. But what it has lacked in beauty and amenity, it has made up for in crabgrass-like persistence."

The article links to a "gallery of cubicles" that shows changes in cubicles over time. But check out Dilbert’s "Ultimate Cubicle" — it looks petty good!

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