Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Edifice Complex: Liftport is in good shape

From Slate - The Edifice Complex
…The truth is that individuals and institutions usually turn to architecture at moments of decline. This curious fact was pointed out years ago by Cyril Northcote Parkinson in his 1968 best seller, Parkinson’s Law. This book is full of pithy observations on the foibles of business administration, the best-known of which is: “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” Less well-remembered is the author’s observation on architecture. Parkinson considered buildings as an important barometer of corporate health, but as a negative barometer. “During a period of exciting discovery or progress there is no time to plan the perfect headquarters,” he wrote. “The time for that comes later, when all the important work has been done. Perfection, we know, is finality; and finality is death.”…

Liftport offices in a building in the unfashionable part of Bremerton. The Millville site is functional - the exterior resembles my barn in Texas. IT is a hosted server, wherever Seth happens to be, Tom's living room and my kitchen table.

We're cool according to the Slate article.

Tip to TJIC.
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