Can’t everyone telework?

“There’s another problem with working from home. You can’t moan about it to the person sitting at the next desk.”

(Via BBC News – Home working: Why can’t everyone telework?.)

There are a lot of advantages to being with people in the flesh. Not saying working from home doesn’t have it’s place. More importantly I think there’s a problem going to occur when a huge percentage of the population is employed by jobs that can be done anywhere. For one it’s not creating anything real and tangible. At that point what’s to stop that job from moving somewhere cheaper? it’s already happened to a large portion of our physical goods. Do we really want more of this?