Posted: Thu, 15 September 2005 | permalink | No comments
While many of us dream of the freedom of working from home permanently (the flexible hours, the comfortable and familiar work environment, and the ability to program in your underpants), some people have decided to voluntarily drag themselves into an office to work a couple of days a week. They call it "coworking (not to confused with cow-orking, which is illegal in some states of the US).
While this may seem utterly insane at first, when I consider what I get out of going to the office, it starts to make a bit of sense. Hanging around at home all day every day gets to be somewhat... lonely. I enjoy sitting in the office at lunch time, chatting with the other people there (it helps that they're mostly as mad as me), cooperating and coordinating on work that needs to be done.
If society keeps going the way it is, it's entirely possible that in a generation or so, coworking may seem as normal as wearing a tie (a tradition which I hope will die at it's earliest possible convenience).
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