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If you read no other sentence in this article, search for the sentence that says “Open spaces are a cancer.” I am glad that at least one other person agrees with me and has spoken up. This has been an issue that I have been concerned about for years. While good-quality software development often requires collaboration, it always requires concentration. The cost of providing a good-quality workspace is significantly less than the price we pay for buggy software that became that way because the developers couldn’t concentrate.

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