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Safe For Work!

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 31, 2009 2 Comments

Want to read at work without getting caught? This outstanding site, readatwork.com, created by Colenso BBDO for the New Zealand Book Council, offers an innovative approach to getting your readerly fix at the office. It’s basically a Flash application: with a click of a button you’re taken to a faux Windows XP desktop iteration with PowerPoint stories, poems etc in readymade folders! Represented authors include literary juggernauts like Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, Tolstoy, and Emily Dickinson.

I’m not big on reading “high literature” online but I could not resist this site-it is so very addictive! The jazzy powerpoints remediate the texts in such cool ways, you cannot help but marvel at the sheer genius of it all…

Now about whether your boss will buy this or not, well…good luck with that! If you need suggestions on how to try to use this at work, and maximize your chances of not getting caught indulging in this VERY illicit activity, check out this video below…

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2 Responses to “Safe For Work!”

  1. Youki on: 1 February 2009 at 1:51 am

    hah people should visit the site, it’s very clever and well-done. Although I wonder how they make any revenue, I see no ads.

  2. Usree Bhattacharya on: 1 February 2009 at 11:05 am

    It’s sponsored by the New Zealand Book Council (see above); so they developed the site just for that. However, embedded within the PowerPoints are faux ads, very funny!

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