Interesting article in the SD Times - "agile software development processes are in use at 14 percent of North American and European enterprises" and "Another 19 percent of enterprises are either interested in adopting agile or already planning to do so, the survey found."
It's always a little hard to know how to interpret such statistics. I'm pretty sure agile methods aren't being used in 14 to...
Tom Peters' blog points to a Fortune article on the origin of cubicles. Suffice it to say that like so many things, the reality didn't quite reach what the vision offered.
A couple interesting quotes:
Robert Propst invented nothing so destructive. Yet before he died in 2000, he lamented his unwitting contribution to what he called "monolithic insanity."
As Steelcase, Knoll, and Haworth...