Daily Bread for 6.10.23: Escape from the Office

Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will be partly cloudy with a high of 82. Sunrise is 5:15 AM and sunset 8:32 PM for 15h 16m 56s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 53% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1837, workmen arrive in Madison to begin construction of the first state capitol building. A ceremony to lay the building’s cornerstone was held three weeks later, on July 4, 1837. [Source: Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles.]

There’s a tired and dull way of seeing office life as ‘clock in, at a desk all day, clock out.’ Discussions over office policy and remote work are sure to find someone who thinks that chained-to-a-desk is a responsible, serious, mature position. No, and no again. It matters most what a free, productive, market economy produces, with how following — not dictating — output. If someone sits around all day at home in a rabbit costume but produces twice as much as anyone else, that’s an individual and societal gain.

Wanting everything to appear just so is less important than everything running productively. 

Go ahead, if you can, and Escape from the Office:

Apple – Escape From The Office (Interactive) from Mark Molloy on Vimeo.

I Created Clippy:

‘Clippit’ or ‘Clippy’ as you might know him, made his way onto millions of computers around the globe in the late nineties. The trusty paperclip fended off countless other characters before rising to fame upon his selection as Microsoft Office 97’s default assistant. Despite always being on hand to offer helpful suggestions and useful tips, Clippy’s input wasn’t always appreciated. His diligent gaze and shape-shifting animations divided opinion amongst the masses. The virtual character has left a lasting impression on those who worked alongside him. Now possessing a nostalgic charm, he continues to remind people of a simpler time in technology.
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