I am a native in this world And think in it as a native thinks

Friday, April 16, 2010

I have measured out my life with conference rooms

How many hours and days of my life have been spent in conference rooms is not something I would ever dwell on. Let's just say that the number of those hours that have been spent productively is far smaller.

Most of our conference rooms are on the same side of the building, so the view through the windows is similar: our building, reflected in the windows of the building across the street. And perhaps my fascination with reflections stems in part from how much time I have spent staring at those windows while another painful meeting drags on and on.

The picture above is a variation on the same old patterns I've been looking at for so many years, as seen at the right. Rotate the picture and suddenly it's not so obvious what you're seeing. Those wavy walls are now horizontal. Is that a roof? A grid? Some kind of stadium seating where something interesting is about to happen? Suddenly there are possibilities, something that is alas in short supply in most conference room gatherings.

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