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#pounditWednesday, March 22, 2023

CBS’ New Design Defeats the Purpose of the Boss Button

I’m lucky enough to work in a field where my job is to watch, study, analyze, and report on games. For most of the world unfortunately, it’s a different story. It’s pretty common knowledge that countless hours and dollars of work productivity are lost during March Madness because every breathing sports fan is huddled over a computer trying to see how their brackets are doing. Naturally most work places would frown upon such wasteful activities. That’s why CBS designed the “boss button” as something you could click on at work that would change the computer screen from basketball to a spreadsheet in order to make it look like you were doing work. It was a great idea and something all sports fans could appreciate. But now it appears as if CBS has entirely forgotten the entire purpose of the boss button. Here’s what the 2009 version looks like according to Awful Announcing (click on image to enlarge).

The spreadsheet involves nothing but basketball information which would be a total burn if anyone took a look at it from a semi-close distance. Worst of all, it appears as if they sold ads on the Boss Button spreadsheet to Comcast. Dude, you so cannot sell ads on something that’s supposed to help workers sneak away from the corporate world! It’s like they’re just asking to get people busted!


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