Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gimme four.

For my design friends.

via: Sam

The small joys of working at The New School.

The following is a mass email asking who will be ordering from Spice today:

Subject: "If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?"

Zen Koans like this one are traditional Japanese folk tales that allow multiple interpretations and can help lead to great insights. They are meant to shock the mind into a state of uncertainty, a state of pure potential, a state of enlightenment.

To that noble end I offer another Koan:

"If Thursday afternoon arrives and Edwin is not in the office, does Spice Thursday still take place?"

Today we have the opportunity to once and for all solve a mystery that has befuddled the minds of office workers everywhere for ages. I leave it to each of you to look within yourself and find the answer. Whatever you decide, let me know before noon.