If you can work from pretty much anywhere (anywhere there's Wi-Fi, at least) and have considered a local coworking spot, WebWorkerDaily has an informative and sometimes eye-opening compendium of writing on the semi-new-fangled concept.
Working from home sounds like an ideal to many office-bound workers, but for some knowledge workers, it can end up having longer hours, have too many distractions, and get awful lonely sometimes. Done the right way, coworking provides the pros of an office (light conversation, collaboration, a dedicated work space) without the rigid formality of a suit-and-tie shop. But, as WWD details in one post, some spots can be so social as to be the barista-free equivalent of a coffee shop.
Coworking Lifehackers, what's your ideal joint working space? What have you liked about your spaces, and what would you kill to have? Share your experiences—and local links!—in the comments.Photo by tizzle. Coworking 101: A Brief History [WebWorkerDaily]