Crafting the perfect home office is an art. Here's one stay-at-homer's story about how he escaped the cubicle with a little help from the Rolling Stones. Just remember: You still have to to pick up the phone when your spouse calls.
Just because you're not physically located in the office doesn't mean you can't be a present, productive, member of your team. These days, working remotely is easier, cheaper, and more necessary than ever. More companies allow employees to work from home, or hire remote staff, and more tools are available to make co-working and maintaining a virtual presence easier too. Here are a few of my favorite telecommuting tools.
Tim Berners-Lee, the British MIT engineer who first proposed and later implemented the World Wide Web as we know it, has joined Twitter. And he is not impressed. "Oops confusing user interfxce [sic]" he wrote in his first tweet.
"An Englishman's shed is his castle" is a reworking of the old saying that's surprisingly true, even in this gadgety electronic age. So now a U.K.-based company is working to reinvent the humbled shed as an eco-friendly home-office solution for e-commute workers.