Office cubicle celebrates 40th anniversary
The cubicle celebrates its 40th birthday this month. A party is unlikely.
What’s to celebrate? The cubicle office system is one of the most derided realities of modern work life.
This is an interesting article about the object that has come to symbolize everything that is wrong with white collar work. And yet, it is a significant improvement for workers over the alternative of huge open pens filled with nothing but rows of desks. The analysis in the article touches briefly on a number of these points.Every now and then I think it might be nice to work in an office again. Then I spend a few days in one and come back to my senses.