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Too big for our cubicles

Posted by Christopher Shea  June 14, 2010 10:43 AM

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Forty years ago, the average adult male weighed 173 pounds, and the average workplace cubicle measured an ample 10 feet by 10 feet, notes the design magazine Metropolis.

By 2006, the most-requested cubicle dimensions were down to a tight 6 feet by 6 feet. Meanwhile, the average male of working age had packed on 22 pounds, rising to an average of 195 pounds.

"Our workspaces, it appears, are busting at the seams," observes the magazine. (The feature is not yet online.)

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