What a pleasure to see Om launch Web Worker Daily. Many of the observations he makes about the changing nature of work resonate with me; they’re values I’ve enthusiastically incorporated in my law practice since leaving BigLaw to do it on my own:
Broadband, as I have written in the past, is freeing us from the geographic restrictions. Will this trend continue to gain momentum? Hard to say, but early indicators show that office is where the laptop is.
The new virtual worker â€“ equipped with a laptop, a broadband connection, a mobile phone and a desire to live a sockless lifestyle. Brent Simmons and Nick Bradbury know what I am talking about. Whether it is chasing your own dream, or part of the distributed team, the meaning of work is changing. It is for many of us who might work for say Yahoo or a Google, and use EVDO cards to stay connected, working as we ride the Caltrain.
The specific challenges that Om highlights in his post have been easy for me to resolve, but it will be terrific to have a new publication that focuses on these and the related issues that those of us who have cut the cord encounter in our working lives.
Go Om Go.