It's weird how, in the age of reasonably effective remote communication tools, software engineering jobs cluster extremely strongly geographically.
@pnathan take: the remote communication tools are in fact actually not all that effective.
(ben kingsley's character in _sneakers_: "don't kid yourself. it's not that organized.")
My general take is that we don't need *tools* to be effective remote workers, we need management towards developing effective processes.
@pnathan i don't think i'd disagree too hugely or anything, but i also think there's just a lot of power in physical proximity that networked comms have a very hard time competing with.
in hybrid orgs, it still feels like you're going to have the onsite people who kinda know what is going on and the remote people who mostly don't.
i'm sure there are exceptions.
@brennen "i also think there's just a lot of power in physical proximity that networked comms have a very hard time competing with."
Like what? Can you nail down what that is outside of "managers feel happier to see butts in seats"?
@pnathan sure: face to face communication is pretty high bandwidth, and humans are still social animals with a lot of protocols that only operate fully in meatspace.
@pnathan don't get me wrong - i've spent half my life on the network and i've been full-time remote for several years, so i'm not over here arguing against the existence of remote work. but i think we're kidding ourselves if we assert that the network transcends any advantage to shared physical space.
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