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"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
X is for Xerox Subsidy
Categories: Idleness, Read-outs

A series of 26 posts featuring excerpts from Joshua Glenn’s The Idler’s Glossary (Biblioasis, 2008) and The Wage Slave’s Glossary (Biblioasis, 2011). Both books were coauthored by Mark Kingwell, who contributed entertaining philosophical-critical essays on the subjects of idling and wage slavery; and both were wittily illustrated and designed by the cartoonist Seth.

XEROX SUBSIDY

Euphemism for using the photocopier at work, for making one’s own copies. Speaking from experience, I can attest that the zine revolution of the 1980s wouldn’t have been possible without such a generous (if unwitting) subsidy.

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ALSO: Alienation | Big Rock Candy Mountains | Corporation | Dawdle | Employee of the Month | Flazy | Greybearding | Hobo | Inemuri | Jack of All Trades | Knock Off Work | Lazy | Micawberish | Nobbing It | Onboarding | Pink Slip | Quitter | Robot | Stakhanovite | Time and Motion Study | Unemployment | Volupté | Wage Slavery | Yakuza | Zero Drag

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