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    The Company Town

    Article HEADLINE: Author explores contradictions of 'company towns'
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/books/...own27_ST_N.htm

    HIGHLIGHTS:
    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/
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    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    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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