onics-detailThe great folks where I cowork, Office Nomads, launched O.N.I.C.S. for intra-office delivery of appreciations, treats, love notes, kindnesses, invitations and other awesome things. That’s what they say – but it’s clearly a cleverly designed countermeasure against NSA & Google eavesdropping on our communications. Because the first rule about coworking at Office Nomads is that no one talks about coworking at Office Nomads.

O.N.I.C.S. is the creation of Nomad coworker Nathan Cliber. I only wish I could take credit for something so creative. His full instructions on using the O.N.I.C.S. system are posted below:

The Office Nomads Intraoffice Communication System
O.N.I.C.S. (pronounced ‘onyx’) for short!

To Deliver Using O.N.I.C.S.

1) Identify a message or small object that you would like to deliver in a physical (i.e. non-electronic) form to another member of Office Nomads.

2) Go to the big, colorful displays on the east wall of the back end of the lower floor of Office Nomads.

3) Find the name of the person to whom you would like to deliver the physical message or object.

4) Place the physical message or object in the paper pocket on which appears the name of the person to whom you would like to give said physical message or object.

5) Walk away! You’re done!

To Receive Using O.N.I.C.S.

1) Go to the big, colorful displays on the east wall of the back end of the lower floor of Office Nomads.

2) Find your name.

3) Remove any physical messages or objects found in the paper pocket on which your name appears.

4) Take that shit! It’s for you!

EXCITING ADDITIONAL FEATURE: If you’re so inclined, you can decorate your pocket in any way that suits you!

TERMS OF SERVICE: Be Nice. The O.N.I.C.S. system is intended for appreciations, treats, love notes, kindnesses, invitations and other awesome things. Use of the system to deliver rude or unpleasant messages may cause system failure. O.N.I.C.S. just isn’t set up to handle unkindnesses.

Go forth! Communicate!

 

Posted by Jeff Reifman

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