Journal: News & Comment

Wednesday, June 27, 2001
# 5:01:00 PM:

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Among office workers, and especially techies, the Aeron Chair by Herman Miller is legendary. (It's not quite up there with the Aura Workstation, but it still has mystique.)

The Aeron is made of thin, porous material that supports your weight yet breathes, adjusts in innumerable ways, and looks very Darth Vader. Buying one will cost you about $1000 Canadian. For a chair.

Sierra Wireless Inc., where I'm currently working on contract, just built a new building (another is on the way too -- I can see it out my window), and here, everyone (yes, everyone) has an Aeron chair. I'm sitting in one now. And you know what?

It's just a chair. Comfy, sure, but just a chair. I don't sit here constantly amazed at the privilege. My $99 Hon office chair at home is not quite as comfortable. But it isn't bad, and for 10% of the price, I won't complain about that.


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