Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Library: Co-working for those dealing with caffeine addiction

There has been a lot written lately about how shut-ins are growing weary of being actually shut-in and looking for places to get out and work while not actually going to the office. Coffee shops, Jelly sites, crayons and computers businesses -- people are looking for ways to work from home that occasionally include things outside their homes.

In Waynesboro, VA, enterprising city librarians are pitching for library expansions by noting that they provide a useful third place for telecommuters. And you know what? It makes perfect sense. It's quiet, it's got tables, it may even have municipally-provided Wi-Fi, and you have a load of magazines and reference books readily available for your use throughout the day. No coffee, but maybe you're trying to cut back?

So give it a try. It'll just be you and a bunch of retirees who go there to read the Wall Street Journal every morning. And maybe some creepy guys trying to cruise p()rn on the public workstations.

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