The idea that your job should be the primary source of meaning in your life is an elaborately made trap, propped up across industries, designed to make you a loyal worker who uses the bulk of their intellectual and creative capacity to further their own career.
Ambient reassurance is the experience of small, unplanned moments of interaction with colleagues that provide reassurance that you’re on the right track. They provide encouragement and they help us to maintain self belief in those moments where we are liable to lapse into unproductive self doubt or imposter syndrome.
In hindsight I realise, these moments flowed naturally in an office environment.
Stop dilly-dallying and just get this work done, okay?
Some lovely pictures from the Clearleft office-warming party last weekend.
For once, I’m happy to see data being destroyed.
Start here, click through to each next message, and enjoy. Pretend Office is like Spinal Tap for office workers. Funny in an uncomfortably real way.
There will be an evening games in the foyer of the Clearleft office building on Thursday, August 21st.
Worst. Business Idea. Ever. A CD of office sounds so that homeworkers can impress clients on the phone with the sounds of industriousness. "Instant credibility for home businesses!"
Having left web accessibility behind him, Joe camps out at the Clearleft office where he immediately turns into a wanker designer.
David Brent at Microsoft.
John Allsopp on the importance of open formats for documents.
A truly excellent piece of DOM scripting by Steve Chipman that replaces checkboxes with images.