Roy Gilbert

Hot desk, cold comfort

THE HERO of the cult British TV show “The Prisoner” wakes up one day in a mysterious village. His possessions have vanished and he is not referred to by his real name but as “number six”. His every attempt at escape is frustrated and each episode ends with a set of iron bars superimposed on his face. The experience of the prisoner will be wearily familiar to one class of office worker—those who undergo the daily trial of “hot-desking”. Every day, they may wind […]

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