This article in the Washington Post tells us that today, a bi-partisian (who’d a thunk that could happen?) proposed bill to allow more Federal Gov’t workers to work at home or at other locations (like COWORKING!) was passed and will now go to President Obama for his signature. Since he has been pushing for this, I am hopeful this will become law. Don’t be … Continue reading Telecommuting / Telework Bill Passed
This week, Angel Kwiatkowski from Cohere in Fort Collins, CO released the “Global Coworking Blog”. Angel Says: The motivation to rebirth the coworking blog came when I learned about Kapost which is a Boulder, Colorado company (just 45 minutes from here). Alex (Hillman from Indy Hall) offered to migrate everything to WordPress and I offered […] Continue reading Global Coworking Blog
Visit this site to start to learn more about Coworking Short History A couple of years ago, I read an article on coworking. After reading it, I thought to myself…wow, this is just like the old Neighborhood Telecommuting Centers of the 1980’s. Having co-written the first “Telecommuting Plan” at LLNL, I became a staunch advocate of telecommuting and in the early to mid-90’s, I pondered … Continue reading What is Coworking?
Rating: 4 WaterTowers (cool laser wireless mouse) Last night we went to Best Buy in Tracy, CA and, as usual, I browsed the aisles to find technology that, to me, might be new and exciting. In the computer section, I saw the Logitech V450 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse and picked it up. $50 or so. Don’t wanna read? Watch the video 🙂 Background I started … Continue reading Logitech V450 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse
Social networking meets technology. Last night, the TracyVirtualOffice coworking location (that be me…) hosted Tracy’s first TweetUP. The event was well attended and the energy was palpable. Just like coworking. 🙂 This video was taken by a Tracy Press reporter (Justin) using one of those really cool Flip cameras. The quality is excellent. Eventually this video will show up on the TracyPress.com front page and … Continue reading TracyVirtualOffice Hosts Tracy TweetUP
UPDATE Things have moved right along. Barring unforeseen issues, I will start preparing the TracyVirtualOffice on April 1, 2009. I hope to be open for business before May 2009. Yes…there will be H.323 video. The TracyVirtualOffice has taken two steps forward today. Taking advantage of a new service for instant blogging by WordPress, I have (as my second step) taken the opportunity to open up … Continue reading TracyVirtualOffice Coworking
Coworking is a new twist to an old concept…..telecommuting. Back in the day when telecommuting was new the idea of neighborhood telecommuting centers was a big thing, then it died. Times have changed. No longer do you telecommute, or telework……you “cowork”. A coworking location can be thought of a mix between Starbucks and an Executive Office Suite. Keep the casual atmosphere and coffee, throw in … Continue reading Coworking in Tracy