Hi, this is Pete Markiewicz, a web/interactive design instructor in Los Angeles.
I'm currently exploring the idea of ongoing conversion of physical design to virtual services. This is dematerialization - one of the features of sustainable design articulated by Nathan Shedroff in his great book "Design is the Problem: The Future of Design Must Be Sustainable".
Are you a virtual worker? Do you spend 80% or more of your time telecommuting or mobile working? If yes, please participate in a research study(http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/jobstress) A Study of Job Stress on Job Satisfaction among Virtual Workers, conducted by Tam Lam, a doctoral learner at Capella University.
Reading Joel on Software's Building Communities with Software
"The social scientist Ray Oldenburg talks about how humans need a
third place, besides work and home, to meet with friends, have a beer,
discuss the events of the day, and enjoy some human interaction.