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March 4, 2019

From: Reddit AMA

Do you see working from home to be a more common and expected thing in the future?

I have to say that I’ve been “working from home” for most of my working life (i.e. 40+ years). I’ve had some fine offices to go to, but somehow I always end up reverting to working at home. It’s not that I don’t like people, but somehow I find I’m more productive at home. Back in the day (~1980) I worked at home by having a dumb terminal connected to an acoustic coupler continuously dialed up to a computer. [Remarkably, it glitched only about every 6 months…]

At my company, perhaps half our people work at home, scattered around the world. (And some seem to travel randomly from place to place 🙂 ) I’m not sure if it works well for everyone, but for the kind of get-things-done people we like, it seems to work well.

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