Read at Work – Brilliant!

You really have to try this to appreciate it. (via yesbutnobutyes)

The folks at the New Zealand Book Council have created a truly ingenious way to read more at work. Read At Work turns your desktop into a full screen, realistic PC looking desktop with folders, start button, recycle bin, the works. The kicker is the all the folders contain writings of famous authors and New Zealand locals. And, keeping in mind that you’re reading at work, these stories are displayed in a convenient PowerPoint format. Hence your superiors won’t know what you’re really doing. This particular screen shot here is from Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “A dream.”

Edgar Allan Poe's

This is very cool, and a great implementation, although I cannot fathom working in a place where I would have to resort to reading the classics via PowerPoint format.