I'm sitting in a private work pod right now. The day is a bit dreary here in Minnesota but I have a task lamp pointed toward my keyboard. It's helping my disposition a bit. I have my feet propped up on a small blue ottoman and I'm listening to the new album by Grimes. There's a thin plastic shield surrounding me that looks exactly like something out of Star Trek. The pod is called the Steelcase Brody, and it's a wonder of workplace engineering.