Sunday, July 26, 2009

Digital Nomads Ditch Cubicles for Shared Spaces, Choosing Their Co-Workers - washingtonpost.com

Interesting times; see the full article for more details and a related video

Gruber and Consalvo are digital nomads. They work -- clad in shorts, T-shirts and sandals -- wherever they find a wireless Web connection to reach their colleagues via instant messaging, Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and occasionally by voice on their iPhones or Skype. As digital nomads, experts say, they represent a natural evolution in teleworking. The Internet let millions of wired people work from home; now, with widespread WiFi, many have cut the wires and left home (or the dreary office) to work where they please -- and especially around other people, even total strangers.

For nomads, the benefits are both primitive and practical.

Digital Nomads Ditch Cubicles for Shared Spaces, Choosing Their Co-Workers - washingtonpost.com

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