Great article! I’ve been thinking about the pros and cons of telecommuting a lot, though the trigger for me was something you didn’t mention explicitly: the horrors of commuting, and what that does to individuals (often without them noticing) and the environment. One sad fact is that, the tele-collaboration infrastructure for my German employer (a software manufacturer) works way less well than what you describe. For reasons of bandwidth, IT management, and generally, mentality. And I guess we aren’t the only ones who are a few years behind your friction-less scenario.