Thursday, October 21, 2010

Office Style

From a posting for a job at Bandcamp:

There is no Bandcamp office. Most of us are in San Francisco, but we also have people in Seattle and at major ports in Vermont. We get together all day and night on IRC, design and document everything imaginable in a wiki, do a daily skype call that is exactly like the start of Hill Street Blues, and meet in person a few times a year for strategizing, working head-to-head and blowing things up. If the thought of setting your own work hours and environment makes you think of laundry and masturbation more than eight times a week, we're probably not for you.

Interesting that there is no office. And the Hill Street Blues briefing is an interesting idea. I bet it means you can get up later if you live in Vermont than Seattle.

Not having an office seems like one of those ideas someone would have come up with in 1995 which would end up just never really working. But it turns out that it's possible. Here in the Pandora Machine we even have some work farmed out to people far away.

But the Hill Street Blues daily Skype -- that's an interesting idea. I think we'd have to pay people though. I swear I don't think about laundry and masturbation together more than 6 - 7 times a week tops.

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