Where the Coffee Shop Meets the Cubicle

This is cool, co-working facilities for (self-employed) people who want to get out of the house, but not into an office, an article in BusinessWeek:

Co-working facilities blend the appeal of an independent environment with many of the advantages of the traditional office


a “community office space” […] could provide him with a desk, standard office amenities, and access to a shared kitchen, private meeting room, and lounge. And something else—community spirit. “You can meet people at a coffee shop, but it’s harder to have meaningful interactions,” […] “Co-working lends itself to that.”


[forming] an environment—an open space where people can find each other, collaborate, and create great ideas

There’s even a coworking wiki for all the distributed outfits that have evolved.

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