Monthly Archives: November 2007

The Office without Windows

Imagine an office without windows – a room with a door, desks, lights and everything, but no windows. Can’t be great to work in there, you might think. Wrong. This brings a lot of advantages.

For example, if you are angry with something or somebody, you can’t throw stuff out of the window, because you simply don’t have one. Or if someone asks you to solve a Microsoft-related problem, you can say something like “I don’t know, we don’t have windows here” with a clear conscience. Next, the sunlight – as it is known as the number one enemy of the programmer – won’t ever disturb you at work.

Generally, if you look out of a window when at work, you recognize things like it’s getting late in the evening, but in the dark room, you don’t feel the natural limits of day and night.