Working from home sucks sometimes. I love the flexibility and the fact that I don’t have to dress nicely (although you could argue that I never dressed nicely to begin with :P), but sometimes it’s lonely when you’re alone at home.

I used to work in a group where everyone sat together in a big lab space…no cubicles, no personal space, no private phone conversations. It was easy to get up and go talk to a coworker about stuff you’re working on and hash out issues without resorting to long email threads or trying to explain over the phone. Working with people in a single location has its benefits, but I don’t believe that we can’t achieve that sort of productivity and collaboration without being in a single location.

Now if we can just find a way to email cake, then I’ll be all set.