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    Cyburbian Plus
    Jun 2003

    The Company Town

    Article HEADLINE: Author explores contradictions of 'company towns'

    The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills that Shaped the American Economy
    (Basic Books, 248 pages, $26.95)

    The most modern version of the company town, Green says, has found a new form in the corporate campus, such as Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters and PepsiCo's Purchase, N.Y., headquarters. He understands that the "velvet-glove approach is not without its downside. ... Employees need never leave such a cosseting environment or ever truly end a working day."
    Book Website: http://www.thecompanytownbook.com/
    click on the excerpt

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    Cyburbian RPfresh's avatar
    May 2008
    Surf Jock City
    Google's campus is pretty nice - there's a pool and cafes. I didn't stay long because I was trespassing, but I got the impression that yes, you would never have to leave.

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