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From: [email protected] (david n stivers)
Subject: FLW chairs
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Organization: Dept. of Statistics, Rice University
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1992 14:29:08 GMT
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Then there's the anecdote regarding the 3 legged wheeled secretary's chairs
that he designed for the Johnson Wax building.

As you might imagine, combining 3 legs with wheels makes for a rather unstable
chair, especially in combination with the linoleum floors then in vogue. It
makes a chair that you have to sit down on just right in order to avoid
becoming intimate with the floor.

So, some Johnson Wax mucky-muck is said to have invited FLW in to discuss
some problems, and he had one of these chairs placed opposite his desk, so
that FLW would attempt to sit in it and fall down, which he did. Recovering,
FLW righted the chair, sat in it (more carefully), and asked the manager
what was wrong...

david n stivers [email protected]
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