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Subject: UKNM: Brighton Rock
From: Ray Taylor
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 20:50:10 +0100

Trevor May <trevoratre-flex [dot] com> wrote:

>Anyone fancy tapping an as-yet badly managed/marketed area, then? It's
>odd really, considering Brighton considers itself the most 'wired' place
>in Britain.

>If that were really true, would I spend 3 and a half hours of my day

Which brings us on to the question of location, remote working and
telecommunting. Lots of people live in Brighton and work in London or the
surrounds. How can anyone bear a 2 hour commute?

easyEverything shops might well provide adequate facilities for someone
stuck in town between meetings to catch up on some mail, etc. But why are
there no remote-working facilities in dormitory towns?

There are currently over 1,000,000 home workers and remote workers in the UK
including many in the mushrooming telesales/teleservice business. Why not in
the supposedly "revolutionary" "new media" biz? All it takes is a bit of
organising to do it well.


reduce cost
reduce stress
more efficient
saves travel / avoids pollution
more time for leisure
etc. etc.


1. Badly-organised operations/managers find it difficult not having people
near them that they can shove work on at zero notice when it should have
been done two weeks ago
2. It makes it difficult to show off your smart office in the City/Soho
jammed full of lots of busy people
3. It goes against the 1990s filofax-down-the-trousers culture generally
(oh, sorry, that's an advantage)

Ray Taylor +44 181 249 6313 (NB new tel No)

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