O brave new world, That has such people in’t!

May 8, 2007

The Observer reports that

The Cambridgeshire authorities in charge of the new £46.4m Thomas Deacon city academy in Peterborough believe a lack of outside space will avoid the danger of ‘uncontrollable’ groups of children running around at break time

Now think about the opportunities this way of thinking opens up. If we get rid of water coolers, canteens and all other social spaces in our organisations, then we can finally avoid the dangers of uncontrollable ideas generating through social interaction.

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