Hated office prison cell turns 40


The cubicle, originally dubbed the "action office" for reasons lost to the mists of time, was developed 40 years ago this month by diabolical sadists at the Herman Miller Company. Bill Crooks cheerfully relates how he and other Herman Miller employees had their own wills broken in the low-walled, privacy destroying chambers of ennui before going on to foist them onto corporate culture everywhere. Now an entire generation has grown up knowing no other way of office life than to sit in a fabric-walled veal pen. read more...

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