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While lesser publications drone on about mainframes, Linux and other trivia, The Register reports on the one issue that really matters to our readers: cubicle sizes.

While Aunty Carly's cost-saving plans for Hewlett-Packard centred around shrinking worker's cubes from eight feet by ten feet to eight by eight, spare a thought for the insiders at Intel's Hillsboro, Oregon plant.

One rather cramped employee reports that his cubicle mysteriously shrunk over the weekend to a rather snug eight by five in order to squeeze in more bodies.

And at another Intel plant in DuPont, Washington, they have an ergonomist who measures everyone for the right chair height and desk surface height (within their cube, of course). Built to hold some 7000 bodies, there are currently only 1500 or so working there, so there are entire floors of empty cubicles. Does that mean that current Inteloids can spread out and take over more space?

Nope. ®

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