How to Make the Open Office Bearable
An inventor from the 1920s was lightyears ahead of his time with this ingenious contraption.
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Featured in the July 1925 edition of the magazine Science and Invention, 'The Isolator' made it possible for workers to focus in even the most distracting environments.
In fact, Gernsback's invention was so successful at isolating the worker from the outside world that the oxygen tank had to be added later, you know, to actually keep the wearer alive.
With so many offices baring it all these days, perhaps now is the perfect time for this revolutionary piece of office equipment to make a comeback.
Sure, if your office catches fire, you're probably screwed, but isn't this a small price to pay to never be interrupted again? Our thoughts exactly.
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