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CNN Article: Cubicles: The great mistake

Mark Herschberg

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Cubicles: The great mistake
Even the designer of the cubicle thinks they were maybe a bad idea, as millions of 'Dilberts' would agree.
Fortune Magazine
By Julie Schlosser, FORTUNE Magazine
March 9, 2006: 11:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (FORTUNE Magazine) - 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.

Homer Phillips
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Joined: May 26, 2004
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Monolithic insanity is nice on Saturday when nobody is around and your wife is on your case to paint the kitchen.
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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