Here is a riddle for you. Let's say it's 1995. You want to go online to the Internet that you have been hearing so much about. You have a computer, and you bought a slick new 26k modem. Now what? How do you get on the Internet if you don't have the Internet?
Slate has a great profile about the design and manufacturing history of the Aeron chair. I have to confess, I had never considered the chair's origins before. For one thing, I always assumed that Herman Miller had designed it. (Isn't that why they called it the "Herman Miller Aeron Chair"?)