Get a comfortable chair: Permanent work from home is coming

Judith Olson is a professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine who has been studying what she calls “distance learning” for about 30 years. She has some warnings. Collaboration with colleagues can suffer. You can feel lonely and isolated. “The hardest thing for somebody to deal with long distance is silence,” she says. … “So you have to take all kinds of extra effort to make sure that you coordinate well with the people that you’re working with.”