Described as the first formal sociological examination of the American workspace, "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace" by Nikil Saval (Doubleday) documents changes in the physical office environment--from the "countinghouses" of the 1850s to the cube farms
of the Cy80s and Cy90s, through today's "collaborative workspaces" and co-working arrangements.
This translates to an environment that's diametrically opposed to the gray, button-down, white-male-dominated cube farms
of the past--and too frequently, the present.
SHREWSBURY - The ladders were scattered around, wiring was going in and the cube farms
in the warren of offices at 333 South St.