The Why And How Of Remote work
Success stories for remote work are common in the software business. The Linux operating system was developed via remote collaboration, along with all its various distributions, and thousands of other open source software libraries. There's GitHub and Basecamp (formerly 37Signals) and dozens of lesser known but successful software companies, all of whom work remotely.
These are not curious outliers, nor is our industry unique in being transformed by the technology we've created. The Internet is changing work for everyone. Surgeries are being performed by remote control robots. Restaurants are going mobile in the form of food trucks. Just-in-time concert tours are happening in our homes. And during the next decade, millions of knowledge workers will earn their degrees online.
They won't call it remote work. They'll just call it work.