Researchers recently doing an archeological survey of the clutter in John Hedtke’s office have discovered evidence of a primitive wooden “floor” beneath all the clutter.
“It took months of painstaking excavation, but there are signs that the piles are all supported by a continuous, level surface. Lab results are pending, but the floor is believed to consist of oak, though the weight of all that paper has compressed it nearly out of recognition.
“Darn, I thought it was turtles all the way down,” the author said, when reached for comment. “I wonder if they’ve found my desk yet.”
(with thanks to Amy Thomson for permission to reprint)