Bored at Work? Site Disguises Classic Lit

Readatwork.com lets you fool the boss

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted May 30, 2008 2:08 PM CDT

(Newser) – Business world got you down? Want to escape into a classic poem or short story? The New Zealand Book Council has made a website to help you: ReadatWork.com. The site brings up a fake Windows desktop with folders and PowerPoint files, the Wall Street Journal reports. Click on them, and you get classic literature disguised as a business presentation.

A Readatwork.com rendering of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'
A Readatwork.com rendering of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'   (Readatwork.com)
 A readatwork.com rendering of Edgar Allen Poe's 'A Dream.'
A readatwork.com rendering of Edgar Allen Poe's 'A Dream.'   (Readatwork.com)
A readatwork.com rendering of Edgar Allen Poe's 'A Drem
A readatwork.com rendering of Edgar Allen Poe's 'A Drem   (Readatwork.com)
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