"Though multitasking millennials seem to be more open to distraction as a workplace norm, the wholehearted embrace of open offices may be ingraining a cycle of underperformance in their generation." The Open Office Trap
posted by Mchelly
on Jan 11, 2014 -
I felt like we were intruding on Mr C. As if we’d interrupt him at work on a new manuscript. The housekeeper spoke not a word of English, but led us into his office... and then left. Michelle and I were there, alone. This was no museum. This was no shrine. This was Arthur C. Fucking Clarke’s office. His office with everything.
posted by Artw
on Nov 6, 2013 -
: A frequently updated collection of beautifully minimal desks and workspaces, interspersed with occasional musings on minimalism, productivity, design and technology
posted by Egg Shen
on Jul 30, 2012 -
What is a photocopier?
Ten pages of Ohio Supreme Court testimony where a Cuyahoga County, Ohio, office worker deliberately tries to muddy the waters in a deposition. Hilarity ensues. "If you don't know what that means in an office setting, please tell the court you don't know what it means in an office setting to have a photocopying machine."
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Mar 18, 2011 -
The OpenOffice.org Project has unveiled a major restructuring that separates itself from Oracle and that takes responsibility for OpenOffice away from a single company. ... Driving home the changes, OpenOffice.org project is now The Document Foundation while the OpenOffice.org suite has been given the temporary name of LibreOffice.
posted by Joe Beese
on Sep 28, 2010 -
) realized last year that after he and his friends spent much of their professional lives freelancing, they were missing out on a key part of business life: Office Culture
. So he invented his own, launching a synergizing solutioneering company site called Pretend Office
complete with stock art. The key component that made the ruse complete was the inter-office @everyone mailing list, which is also online
. Through the mailing list, they create the story of the most painful fictitious office on earth. A personal favorite of mine was the Christmas Dinner thread
, do step through the conversation.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 6, 2010 -
Not all of us need, or want, $10,000 worth of Adobe and Microsoft software to be creative. So, here's some alternatives, each available on every major platform:
, for all your drawing and photo-editing needs. (Windows
, for vector graphics creation.
, for incredibly powerful document creation.
, if you want to make your own fonts.
, the old standby for word processing, spreadsheets, and all those other office needs. [more inside]
posted by cthuljew
on Feb 20, 2009 -
Never in History Have Generals Revolted Against a War Like They are About IRAQ.
"I (insert name), having been appointed a (insert rank) in the U.S. Army under the conditions indicated in this document, do accept such appointment and do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, so help me God."
Unlike the enlisted folks
, officers only swear an allegiance to the Constitution.
posted by augustweed
on Sep 26, 2007 -
Steve Carell may be hilarious in the office
, but how much would his jackass behavior cost
in real-life? clips
posted by tylerfulltilt
on Feb 13, 2007 -
Beauty in bitmaps-
Some artists work in watercolors, some oils, and some with clay. The 'artists' at tacoholic express themselves in the universally accessible medium of really bad MS Paint drawings. Its public so you can submit your own masterworks.
posted by AVandalay
on Aug 18, 2006 -
Payback is a B****
Someone played one too many practical jokes and/or pranks on some IT guys who had too much time on their hands. Impressive results ensue.
posted by FlamingBore
on Aug 8, 2006 -
"At Ceiling Scenes
, we believe the ceiling has a fundamental right to take part in the ambiance
of any interior space
." -- From their catalog (.pdf).
Personally, I think tin ceilings
are much more nifty, but I can see how these photographic tiles could really brighten up a dull office or classroom
. Too bad they're so cagey about actually telling you how much they cost...
posted by Gator
on Dec 14, 2005 -