The Hartford Courant ran a story this morning called, The Home Office, by Rebecca Reisner. I was pleased to be able to spend an hour on the phone with her to offer my thoughts. Since I have been spending most of my waking hours in my home office for some years I have a lot of thoughts about the matter. She reflected a couple of my thoughts along with those of others in her short story. She did a nice job. There are some more details about the technical parts of the office in patrickWeb, but it needs some updating — a project I plan to do soon.
Neal Zimmerman was also quoted in the story. Neal is the guru of home offices. His book, Work At Home is a really excellent piece of work. It is all about design ideas for your home workplace and covers shared and niche spaces, creative storage solutions, and ideas for dedicated sorkplaces or ‘"a place of your own". It is loaded with great color pictures. I highly recommend this book for anyone thinking about building or remodeling a home office.
By the way, The Hartford Courant is an interesting newspaper.It’s the newspaper in which George Washington placed an ad to lease part of his Mount Vernon land and where Noah Webster’s "Blue-Backed Speller" was first published.
Thomas Jefferson sued this newspaper for libel – and lost and Mark Twain tried to buy stock in the paper but his offer was turned down. The Hartford Courant is the country’s oldest newspaper in continuous publication. Click here for a bit more of The Courant’s history.