THE AGE OF THE ``ROAD WARRIOR'

IN THE ``VIRTUAL' OFFICE, PAPER HAS DISAPPEARED -- AND SO HAVE MOST EMPLOYEES

Even in Venice, California, with its bizarre assortment of skaters, body builders and semi-nude exhibitionists crowding the famed boardwalk, the building at 340 Main Street is an attention grabber. The three-story edifice, headquarters of the Chiat/Day advertising agency, is wrapped in brick beams and topped by a concrete slab, and its entrance is straddled by a pair of 100- ft.-tall black binoculars. Inside, the building is even more remarkable. Gone are the choice corner offices where agency executives once held forth, the cubicles once occupied by their secretaries, the once ubiquitous rows of filing cabinets. Executive chairs have been replaced by...

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