Where’s the water cooler

While walking my dog around lunch time, I bump into a neighbor who is an oil and gas hedge fund manager. I ask him what he is doing, and he says “just getting the hell out of the house…I am getting cabin fever sitting in of those screens.” He works from a home office – I do too, and I can relate. Then late in the day, I am chatting with an IBM executive (up at the local dog park), and she comments that the daily gatherings at that location are “her water cooler.” She works from home too.

Funny that on the same day, I read that the PC industry is getting all excited because more and more folks are going to be telecommuting.

Which begs the question: All these telecommuters will need new PCs, but will they all be buying personal water coolers, or all be getting dogs?