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October 3, 2016

#1741: Work


[A table is shown with a glass of water to the left and a lamp standard type desk lamp on the right. There are nine labels in relation to different parts of these three items. For each label, one or two arrows points to the relevant part. Five labels are written above the table, two on the table and two below the table between the front legs. These last two labels are causing the table legs to the rear to disappear, and also cuts the lamp cord, going beneath the table, in two. Below each label will be written under a description of what they point to going in normal reading order from left to right, two lines above, one line on and one line below the table.]

[Arrow points a line that follow the curve of the lamps shade:]

An engineer worked late drawing this curve in AutoCAD

[Arrow points to back of lamp shade just above the stem. The shade has four visible vents on the front. The part the arrow points to is not visible:]

Extra vents added to avoid California safety recall

[Arrow points to glass:]

Years-long negotiation with glass supplier

[A double arrow is placed above the center of the glass, ending on two lines above the edges of the glass:]

4 hours of meetings

[Two arrow points on either side of the lamp’s stem:]

9 hours of meetings

[Two arrow, one pointing up at the bottom and the other down at the inside bottom of the glass:]

Months of tip-over testing

[An arrow points to the lamp information sticker on the bottom part of the lamps base. Unreadable text can be seen as thins lines on the sticker:]

Ongoing debate

[An arrow points to the front edge of the desk, ending in a starburst on the edge:]

Wood source changed due to 20 year legal fight over logging in the Great Bear rainforest

[Arrow points to the switch on the lamps cord which can be seen going over the right edge of the table and hanging down below the table. The switch can be seen just under the table edge:]

Argument over putting switch on cord got someone fired

[Caption under the panel:]

Sometimes I get overwhelmed thinking about the amount of work that went into the ordinary objects around me.