It was 20 years ago today that the Berlin wall came down. And what have we learned? Nothing, I tell you, nothing!
For in my office, in free England, a wall has gone up! Where there was once a pluralistic sharing of ideas, the free exchange of embittered rants and mutual appreciation of the latest xkcd comic, there is now just a cold hard barrier.
My poor colleagues, in the name of ‘protection’ and ‘security’ have been shut off, excluded from the variety of office life. As in Berlin, it happened overnight. One day, an open-plan office, the next a bisection of glass and tracing paper, cutting through the heart of collaboration, and taking souls with it.
Injustice, I cry! Injustice! How will I opportunistically annoy the bunch of techies with my creative spasms now?