Wow! so do I!
Wow! so do I!
Fog Creek. Personally, I think some of those photos look like everyone is trying just a bit too hard to look like they're working in the world's coolest offices. I remember hearing a story about the business start-up department at MIT. They were housed in run-down ex-army barracks, just a bunch of cheap pre-fab buildings tucked away on the edge of campus somewhere. Then they got some funding for a fancy new office and went around asking assorted scientists and so on what would be good facilities for a new lab or offices. Them, of course, it took 3 years or so to get built, by which time everything had moved on and half the new facilities were now unwanted. It turns out the old pre-fabs which no one cared about (or, equally importantly, saw on tours of the campus or health-and-safety checks) were great places to work - you could have an idea over the weekend, come in to work on the Monday, explain the idea to your work colleuges ("It's a great idea, but we'll need a bit more space - that wall's going to have to go") and be working on your idea instead of the facilities planning by Monday evening.
Does this tell us something...?
It's good, not it's not a hollowed out volcano.
And I bet they don't have a parquet floor in their server room either.
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