September 16, 2004

Small Talk & Teabreaks

The tea-break is not just about small talk. In fact, small talk is not just about small talk. It is as much about the ceremony of small talk as it is the content.

February 16, 2004

Tea & the Four Elements

On the four elements of groupwork - social glue, relaxing, structuring work and helping - that seem to be the key to the importance of the tea break.

February 15, 2004

Coffee & Categories

On how seventeenth century coffee-houses may have something to teach us about the way we blog