Originally posted on Gigaom:
Gas prices are once again high enough to warrant a flurry of media coverage. And, inevitably, the pressure that prices put on commuters leads to another round of interest in remote work, interest that in the past has tended to wither away when prices came down. Support for telecommuting is a slowly but steadily rising background hum, but the way much of the chatter about remote work tracks gas prices suggests that many commentators are focusing on remote work as a short-term solution for sticker shock at the pump rather than a long-term trend that might help damp down our gas-price traumas permanently.
Prices shouldn’t control our interest in telework. Instead, remote work, if viewed as an opportunity to fundamentally rethink how we live, could and should control (or at least mitigate) our gas-price sticker shock. That’s what a recent post by Switchbord, the blog of the Natural…
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