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The Evolution of Office Space

FL Wright

An historical look at how buildings have moved people to work in different ways. A quote, shall we? Let’s shall.

What kind of working environment produces the best dynamics?AA What set of spatial factors call for the most efficiency while allowing the greatest flow of creativity to surge forward?AA I doubt these type of questions were asked in the early 20th century when Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Larking Building.

Ok well I’m not sure about the validity of that last statement, but it’s an interesting site nonetheless.

At the Working Environment Blog


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Posted: July 26th, 2006
at 11:20am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: life,web,business

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Craigslist Founder Aims to "Give People a Break"

Listen to the BBC interview of Craigslist founder, Craig Newmark (left, with Jim Buckmaster, president and CEO), talk of his wishes of full democratisation of the internet…

Props to Ian for the heads up

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Posted: July 25th, 2006
at 11:22am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: web,business

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Adobe’s Platinum Status

Adobe Headquarters

"Electricity consumption has been reduced by 35 percent; irrigation water use has decreased by 75 percent."

No, Abode hasn’t sold a million copies of Photoshop [actually, they probably have, but that’s not the point]. It has, however, finished work on its headquarters in San Jose, Cali., and received the USGBC‘s LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] Platinum rating. Not only is this the highest status currently awarded by LEED standards, but the Adobe headquarters is the first commercial building to receive the rating.

Now, I know what you’re thinking…our government funds a green building initiative? I had a hard time believing it myself, but its true! Of course, it was established during the Clinton/Gore years, so no props to the oil hungry Bush administrtion on this one.

Article from ArchRecord

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Posted: July 24th, 2006
at 9:51am by orangemenace

Categories: computers,green,business

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Melt Down Your Pennies!!


"The penny is going to disappear soon unless something changes in the economics of commodities," says Robert Hoge, an expert on North American coins at The American Numismatic Society.

A new push to do away with the penny is being considered, which will mean rounding to the nearest nickel on all purchases. Myninjaplease! You can’t screw me out of my pennies…

While this isn’t the first time officials have tried to remove the coin, this is the first time it has cost more than 1 cent to make a penny [currently it costs 1.2 cents]. So clearly the ninja thing to do would be do melt down these suckas and cash in while you can… or make shurikens.

article at CNN

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Posted: July 22nd, 2006
at 11:49am by orangemenace

Categories: hood status,bling,life,business

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OG Barcodes Accused of Rape

Japanese company Design Barcode has taken a militant stance on the aesthetic value of our old school barcodes.

They say:
"Unsightly barcodes have been raping the beauty of package design long enough. That’s why we came up with a way to give barcodes a fun and beautiful makeover, while keeping its functional utility intact. We christened this new type of barcode the "Design Barcode" and pitched it to various manufacturers throughout Japan. As a result, many companies adopted it into their package design, and we helped to turn barcodes into a new channel for companies to communicate to their consumers."

Original Article with Great Promotional Video

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Posted: July 20th, 2006
at 12:30pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: art,business

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And you thought the nuclear football was gangsta!

The nuclear football (from Zero Halliburton) ain’t got nothin’ on me, kid. While its sterile veneer of shiny aluminum might tempt the purists among us, this Japanese Cedar laptop case from Tamuki Shimamura has got it beat on the aesthetic tip. The bag has a canvas interior and can even fit a 17″ laptop.
get it on arenot

via unwired news

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Posted: July 19th, 2006
at 3:42am by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,bling,business

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