Three key areas of discussion focus seem to have arisen:
- Technology: Saddlebag contents? What specific tools are available to Bedouins?
- Location: Tent or no tent? Physical vs. virtual office?
- Social needs: Are Bedouins lonely? Can alternative workplace concepts meet the social needs of workers?
Clearly for some, the focus is on the enabling technologies of neo-Bedouinism (I’d put myself in this camp).
I’m with Greg. The social arguments are well rehearsed, it’s the technology that’s new. Greg includes a link to Ismael Ghalimi’s list of ‘Office 2.0’ services that he uses, complete with a review for each.
The peripatetic working life won’t appeal to many, but the enabling effect of new technologies is certainly having an impact. From my own experience, a highly portable 12 inch iBook with it’s 5+ hours battery life and WIFI allows me to work on the move like nothing before.
This was previously published at http://blog.sockdrawer.org and was retrieved from the Internet Archive
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