“Ideally it’s a round space. It’s made up of three or four concentric circles. At the centre is a reception area. This is where everybody enters. It is linked to the rest of the studio by a corridor. In the central reception area are the people who answer the telephones, do the emails and make the photocopies. It’s where all the machinery is — the printers, the espresso machine. Everybody has to go in here several times a day to pick up print outs, pick up mail, get coffee and so on. Now, the further you go from the centre the quieter it gets. People in the outer rings have windows, others don’t. The walls are maybe only shoulder height. If a secretary wants to see if I’m in the outer ring, she can get up and look across and see if I’m actually there.” —
There’s a diagram on the blog too. The whole article is brilliant.
“Dream no longer, because the first step toward realizing a Flash-free internet is here. YouTube has introduced an HTML5 beta.” —Via TUAW
“It seems normal, but it’s exceptional.” —Tahar Rahim