Wednesday, February 20, 2008

They’re Working on Their Own, Just Side by Side - New York Times

A timely snapshot

CONTEMPLATING his career path a couple of years ago, a young computer programmer named Brad Neuberg faced a modern predicament. “It seemed I could either have a job, which would give me structure and community,” he said, “or I could be freelance and have freedom and independence. Why couldn’t I have both?”

As someone used to hacking out solutions, Mr. Neuberg took action. He created a word — coworking, eliminating the hyphen — and rented space in a building, starting a movement.

They’re Working on Their Own, Just Side by Side - New York Times

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