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Telecommuting, Serendipity, and Innovation - IEEE Spectrum
"That’s an example given in a new working paper from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, entitled “Zone Overlap and Collaboration in Academic Biomedicine.” Its authors developed a notion they call the "functional zone” and found that pairs of workers are more likely to collaborate the more their paths and areas overlap."
collaboration  space  proximity  location  office  serendipity  innovation 
august 2013 by tsuomela
Casaubon’s Book » Blog Archive » Settling
Most of us are here where we are without substantial ability to change our circumstances in a deep material sense. I think this observation is true, but painful for many people - that is it is possible that we may move about, it is possible that we may change jobs. But we are on a gradual slide away from economic stability, away from a dream that growth could always continue or come back, away from the idea of giving our children better in the sense of material increase, and utimately, towards the realization that we are staying where we are in the largest sense - the possibility of new frontiers has been erased.
attitude  location  sensation  end-times  civilization  collapse  via:pollard 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Gallery - Where's the remotest place on Earth? - Image 1 - New Scientist
Very little of the world's land can now be thought of as inaccessible, according to a new map of connectedness.
maps  world  location  transportation  frontier  remoteness  wilderness 
april 2009 by tsuomela
How to Be Happy in Academe - ChronicleReview.com
I'm not saying I didn't work hard. But as I look back, my major feeling, after teaching for years as an adjunct and working 80-hour weeks in real estate, is great satisfaction in having any job at all in philosophy. Because for many years, I never expected to get one — and even after I did, I kept looking over my shoulder at the shadow of what might have been.
academia  work-ethic  work  jobs  philosophy  location 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Pew Research Center: American Mobility: Movers, Stayers, Places and Reasons
As a nation, the United States is often portrayed as restless and rootless. Census data, though, indicate that Americans are settling down. Only 11.9% of Americans changed residences between 2007 and 2008, the smallest share since the government began tracking this trend in the late 1940s.
demography  america  movement  location  geography  history  statistics  survey  income  income-distribution 
january 2009 by tsuomela
plazes.beta
Web based software for social networking based on location.
location  social-networking  webos 
july 2005 by tsuomela

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