No, not the movie the concept. Joel on Software has an outstanding overview of how they just built their new office environment.
Thinking out how space is used is criminally ignored. I just had to spend a half hour this morning rearranging my desk because theres no easy way to get a monitor on my desk without elevating it to sit above the ledge that abuts the window. So my 17 monitor is now sitting on two books while my docking station is wedged into a corner (because the cables for the various components are not long enough to get to where the docking station should be) that makes it hard to access.
Bottom line pay attention to this stuff. Its impressive that Joel and the rest of the company at Fog Creek Software put as much energy into it that they did. I have no doubt theyll attract the superstars theyre looking for. And after reading this article, do you have any doubt that the software they develop is elegant, functional and exceeds expectations? (Note: I have no idea if its true I havent used their stuff. But after reading this report, I dont doubt it at all.) [tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog]